Matthew J Phillips

Summary

Affiliation: Australian National University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Molecules, morphology, and ecology indicate a recent, amphibious ancestry for echidnas
    Matthew J Phillips
    Centre for Macroevolution and Macroecology, Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:17089-94. 2009
  2. pmc Evolutionary relationships and divergence times among the native rats of Australia
    Judith H Robins
    Department of Anthropology and School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Evol Biol 10:375. 2010
  3. ncbi Family-level relationships among the Australasian marsupial "herbivores" (Diprotodontia: Koala, wombats, kangaroos and possums)
    Matthew J Phillips
    Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 46:594-605. 2008
  4. doi Branch-length estimation bias misleads molecular dating for a vertebrate mitochondrial phylogeny
    Matthew J Phillips
    Centre for Macroevolution and Macroecology, School of Botany and Zoology, Australian National University, Gould Building, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    Gene 441:132-40. 2009
  5. doi Tinamous and moa flock together: mitochondrial genome sequence analysis reveals independent losses of flight among ratites
    Matthew J Phillips
    Centre for Macroevolution and Macroecology, School of Botany and Zoology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Syst Biol 59:90-107. 2010
  6. doi Toward resolving deep neoaves phylogeny: data, signal enhancement, and priors
    Renae C Pratt
    Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Mol Biol Evol 26:313-26. 2009
  7. pmc Bird evolution: testing the Metaves clade with six new mitochondrial genomes
    Mary Morgan-Richards
    Allan Wilson Center for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    BMC Evol Biol 8:20. 2008
  8. ncbi The root of the mammalian tree inferred from whole mitochondrial genomes
    Matthew J Phillips
    Allan Wilson Center for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, P O Box 11222, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 28:171-85. 2003
  9. ncbi Comment on "Hexapod origins: monophyletic or paraphyletic?"
    Frédéric Delsuc
    Allan Wilson Center for Molecular, Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Science Tower D, Massey University, Post Office Box 11 222, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Science 301:1482; author reply 1482. 2003
  10. ncbi Prokaryote and eukaryote evolvability
    Anthony M Poole
    Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Massey University, Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Biosystems 69:163-85. 2003

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Publications21

  1. pmc Molecules, morphology, and ecology indicate a recent, amphibious ancestry for echidnas
    Matthew J Phillips
    Centre for Macroevolution and Macroecology, Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:17089-94. 2009
    ..Morphology, ecology, and molecular biology together indicate that Teinolophos and Steropodon are basal monotremes rather than platypus relatives, and that living monotremes are a relatively recent radiation...
  2. pmc Evolutionary relationships and divergence times among the native rats of Australia
    Judith H Robins
    Department of Anthropology and School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Evol Biol 10:375. 2010
    ..We also demonstrate, from a larger dataset, the usefulness of short regions of the mitochondrial genome in identifying these rats at the species level...
  3. ncbi Family-level relationships among the Australasian marsupial "herbivores" (Diprotodontia: Koala, wombats, kangaroos and possums)
    Matthew J Phillips
    Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 46:594-605. 2008
    ..The topology resolved reveals ecological niche structuring among diprotodontians that has likely been maintained for more than 40 million years...
  4. doi Branch-length estimation bias misleads molecular dating for a vertebrate mitochondrial phylogeny
    Matthew J Phillips
    Centre for Macroevolution and Macroecology, School of Botany and Zoology, Australian National University, Gould Building, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    Gene 441:132-40. 2009
    ..Given the magnitude of the inferred molecular dating errors, branch-length estimation biases may partly explain current conflicts with some palaeontological dating estimates...
  5. doi Tinamous and moa flock together: mitochondrial genome sequence analysis reveals independent losses of flight among ratites
    Matthew J Phillips
    Centre for Macroevolution and Macroecology, School of Botany and Zoology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Syst Biol 59:90-107. 2010
    ..Ostriches may have dispersed to Africa from Eurasia, putting in question the status of ratites as an iconic Gondwanan relict taxon...
  6. doi Toward resolving deep neoaves phylogeny: data, signal enhancement, and priors
    Renae C Pratt
    Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Mol Biol Evol 26:313-26. 2009
    ..Molecular dating mt genomes support a major diversification of at least 12 neoavian lineages in the Late Cretaceous. Our results form a basis for further testing with both nuclear-coding sequences and rare genomic changes...
  7. pmc Bird evolution: testing the Metaves clade with six new mitochondrial genomes
    Mary Morgan-Richards
    Allan Wilson Center for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    BMC Evol Biol 8:20. 2008
    ..With six new bird mitochondrial genomes (hummingbird, swift, kagu, rail, flamingo and grebe) we test the proposed Metaves/Coronaves division within Neoaves and the parallel radiations in this primary avian clade...
  8. ncbi The root of the mammalian tree inferred from whole mitochondrial genomes
    Matthew J Phillips
    Allan Wilson Center for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, P O Box 11222, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 28:171-85. 2003
    ..However, a short therian stem lineage is inferred, which is at variance with the traditionally deep placement of monotremes on morphological data...
  9. ncbi Comment on "Hexapod origins: monophyletic or paraphyletic?"
    Frédéric Delsuc
    Allan Wilson Center for Molecular, Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Science Tower D, Massey University, Post Office Box 11 222, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Science 301:1482; author reply 1482. 2003
  10. ncbi Prokaryote and eukaryote evolvability
    Anthony M Poole
    Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Massey University, Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Biosystems 69:163-85. 2003
    ..Multicellular organisms evolve largely through morphological changes, not through extensive changes to cellular biochemistry...
  11. ncbi Four new mitochondrial genomes and the increased stability of evolutionary trees of mammals from improved taxon sampling
    Yu Hsin Lin
    Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Mol Biol Evol 19:2060-70. 2002
    ..On the basis of our quantitative results, we expect the evolutionary tree for mammals to be resolved quickly, and this will allow other problems to be solved...
  12. doi Time-dependent rates of molecular evolution
    Simon Y W Ho
    Centre for Macroevolution and Macroecology, Evolution Ecology and Genetics, Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Mol Ecol 20:3087-101. 2011
    ..This has important consequences for the use of molecular-clock methods to estimate timescales of recent evolutionary events...
  13. pmc Relaxed phylogenetics and dating with confidence
    Alexei J Drummond
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    PLoS Biol 4:e88. 2006
    ..From these we conclude that our method is phylogenetically more accurate and precise than the traditional unrooted model while adding the ability to infer a timescale to evolution...
  14. ncbi Combined mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences resolve the interrelations of the major Australasian marsupial radiations
    Matthew J Phillips
    Henry Wellcome Ancient Biomolecules Center, Department of Zoology, Oxford University, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Syst Biol 55:122-37. 2006
    ..This strategy depends on detecting and excluding (or accounting for) major sources of non-historical signal, such as from compositional non-stationarity. [Base composition; combined data; marsupial; mitochondrial genome; phylogeny.]...
  15. ncbi A description of the Mei2-like protein family; structure, phylogenetic distribution and biological context
    Daniel C Jeffares
    Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Dev Genes Evol 214:149-58. 2004
    ..While the C-terminal RRM is highly conserved between plants and fungi, indicating conservation of molecular mechanisms, plant Mei2-like genes have changed biological context to regulate various aspects of developmental pattern formation...
  16. ncbi Genome-scale phylogeny and the detection of systematic biases
    Matthew J Phillips
    Mol Biol Evol 21:1455-8. 2004
    ..Thus, a comprehensive exploration of potential systematic biases is still required, even though genome-scale data sets greatly reduce sampling error...
  17. ncbi Accuracy of rate estimation using relaxed-clock models with a critical focus on the early metazoan radiation
    Simon Y W Ho
    Henry Wellcome Ancient Biomolecules Centre, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Mol Biol Evol 22:1355-63. 2005
    ..If this bias is present, then the ages of metazoan divergences would be systematically underestimated. The results of this study have implications for studies of molecular rates and divergence dates...
  18. ncbi Time dependency of molecular rate estimates and systematic overestimation of recent divergence times
    Simon Y W Ho
    Henry Wellcome Ancient Biomolecules Centre, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Mol Biol Evol 22:1561-8. 2005
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  19. ncbi Evolution of the extinct Sabretooths and the American cheetah-like cat
    Ross Barnett
    Curr Biol 15:R589-90. 2005
  20. pmc The prehistory of potyviruses: their initial radiation was during the dawn of agriculture
    Adrian J Gibbs
    Yarralumla, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    PLoS ONE 3:e2523. 2008
    ..Potyvirus is one of the two largest plant virus genera and contains about 15% of all named plant virus species. When and why did the potyviruses become so numerous? Here we answer the first question and discuss the other...
  21. ncbi Evolutionary biology: mass survivals
    David Penny
    Nature 446:501-2. 2007