A list of the most important phylogenies as nominated by readers of EvolDir in August, 2007

 

Paper

Votes

Acinas, S. G., V. Klepac-Ceraj, D. E. Hunt, C. Pharino, I. Ceraj, D. L. Distel, and M. F. Polz. 2004. Fine-scale phylogenetic architecture of a complex bacterial community. Nature 430:551-554.

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Aguinaldo, A.M., Turbeville, J.M., Linford, L.S., Rivera, M.C., Garey, J.R., Raff, R.A., Lake, J.A., 1997b. Evidence for a clade of nematodes, arthropods and other moulting animals. Nature 387, 489-493.

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Camin, J. H., and R. R. Sokal. 1965. A method for deducing branching sequences in phylogeny. Evolution 19:311-326.  (tree of fossil horses)

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Cann, R. L., M. Stoneking, and A. C. Wilson. 1987. Mitochondrial DNA and human evolution. Nature 325:31-36.

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Chase, M. W.  et al. 1993. Phylogenetics of seed plants: an analysis of nucleotide sequences from the plastid gene rbcL. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 80:528-580.

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Darwin, C. Origin of Species. Ch. 13

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Darwin's sketch of a tree in his Notebook, about 1844

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Dayrat, B. 2003. The roots of phylogeny: how did Haeckel build his trees? Systematic Biology 52:515-527.

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Dobzhansky, T., and A. H. Sturtevant. 1938. Inversions in the chromosomes of Drosophila pseudoobscura. Genetics 23:28-64.

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Edwards and Cavalli-Sforza's tree of human populations based on their gene frequencies (in a sense not really a phylogeny as within-species)

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Fain, M. G., and P. Houde. 2004. Parallel radiations in the primary clades of birds. Evolution 58:2558-2573.

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Fitch, W., and E. Margoliash. 1967. Construction of phylogenetic trees. Science 155:279-284.

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Gyllenstein, U., D. Lashkari, and H. Erlich. 1990. Allelic Diversification at the Class II DQB Locus of the Mammalian Major Histocompatibility Complex. PNAS 87:1835-1839.

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Haeckel's tree (one of them anyway)

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Koop, B. F., M. Goodman, P. Xu, K. Chan, et al. 1986. Primate [eta]-globin DNA sequences and man's place among the great apes. Nature 319:234-238.

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Kimura, M. 1981. Was globin evolution very rapid in its early stages?: A dubious case against the rate-constancy hypothesis. Journal of Molecular Evolution 17:110-113.

Kimura (1983) on the alpha-globin of Shark, Carp, Newt, Chicken, Echidna, Kangaroo, Dog and Human?  1981?

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Lamarck's 1809 tree (see Steve Gould's nice essay "A Tree Grows in Paris")

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Lee, C. E., and B. W. Frost. 2002. Morphological stasis in the Eurytemora affinis species complex (Copepoda: Temoridae). Hydrobiologia 480:111-128.

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Milinkovitch, M. C., A. Caccone, and G. Amato. 2004. Molecular phylogenetic analyses indicate extensive morphological convergence between the "yeti" and primates. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31:1-3.

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Ou, C.-Y., C. A. Ciesielski, G. Myers, C. I. Bandea, et al. 1992. Molecular Epidemiology of HIV Transmission in a Dental Practice. Science 256:1165-1171.

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Parker, J. D., and S. W. Rissing. 2002. MOLECULAR EVIDENCE FOR THE ORIGIN OF WORKERLESS SOCIAL PARASITES IN THE ANT GENUS POGONOMYRMEX. Evolution 56:2017-2028.

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Rossman, Amy Y., Miller, Douglass R. Systematics Solves Problems in Agriculture and Forestry. 1996. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 83: 17-28

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Shapiro, B., D. Sibthorpe, A. Rambaut, J. Austin, et al. 2002. Flight of the Dodo. Science 295:1683-.

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Sibley, Charles Gald & Ahlquist, Jon Edward (1990): Phylogeny and classification of birds. Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn.

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Sogin, M., J. Gunderson, H. Elwood, R. Alonso, et al. 1989. Phylogenetic meaning of the kingdom concept: an unusual ribosomal RNA from

Giardia lamblia. Science 243:75-77.

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Woese, C.R., Kandler, O., Wheelis, M.L., "Towards a natural system of organisms: Proposal for the domains Archaea, Bacteria, and Eucarya," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 87(12):4576-4579, Jun 1990. and 1977 PNAS

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Papers by Zuckerkandl and Pauling received several votes:

Zuckerkandl, E and Pauling, LB (1962). "Molecular disease, evolution, and genetic heterogeneity", in Kasha, M. and Pullman, B (editors): Horizons in Biochemistry. Academic Press, New York.

Molecules as documents of evolutionary history. J. Theoret Biol.( 1965), 357-366.

Zuckerkandl, E., and L. Pauling. 1965. Evolutionary divergence and convergence in proteins. In V. Bryson and H. J. Vogel (eds.), Evolving Genes and Proteins, Academic Press, New York, 97-166.

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Some of the early work (non molecular) showing that birds are modified dinosaurs