Robert W Meredith

Summary

Affiliation: Montclair State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Evidence for a single loss of mineralized teeth in the common avian ancestor
    Robert W Meredith
    Department of Biology and Molecular Biology, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 07043, USA
    Science 346:1254390. 2014
  2. pmc Molecular decay of enamel matrix protein genes in turtles and other edentulous amniotes
    Robert W Meredith
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 13:20. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogenetic relationships and the coevolution of placentotrophy and superfetation in Poecilia (Poeciliidae: Cyprinodontiformes)
    Robert W Meredith
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 59:148-57. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Impacts of the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution and KPg extinction on mammal diversification
    Robert W Meredith
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Science 334:521-4. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint A phylogeny of Diprotodontia (Marsupialia) based on sequences for five nuclear genes
    Robert W Meredith
    Department of Biology, University of California, 900 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 51:554-71. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogenetic relationships and the evolution of the placenta in Poecilia (Micropoecilia) (Poeciliidae: Cyprinodontiformes)
    Robert W Meredith
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 55:631-9. 2010
  7. pmc Molecular decay of the tooth gene Enamelin (ENAM) mirrors the loss of enamel in the fossil record of placental mammals
    Robert W Meredith
    Department of Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America
    PLoS Genet 5:e1000634. 2009
  8. pmc Pseudogenization of the tooth gene enamelysin (MMP20) in the common ancestor of extant baleen whales
    Robert W Meredith
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 278:993-1002. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Technical comment on "The placental mammal ancestor and the post-K-Pg radiation of placentals"
    Mark S Springer
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Science 341:613. 2013
  10. pmc Macroevolutionary dynamics and historical biogeography of primate diversification inferred from a species supermatrix
    Mark S Springer
    Department of Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e49521. 2012

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Evidence for a single loss of mineralized teeth in the common avian ancestor
    Robert W Meredith
    Department of Biology and Molecular Biology, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 07043, USA
    Science 346:1254390. 2014
    ..We estimate that tooth loss, or at least the loss of enamel caps that provide the outer layer of mineralized teeth, occurred about 116 million years ago. ..
  2. pmc Molecular decay of enamel matrix protein genes in turtles and other edentulous amniotes
    Robert W Meredith
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 13:20. 2013
    ..The release of the painted turtle and Chinese softshell turtle genomes provides an opportunity to recover the decayed remains of tooth-specific genes in Testudines...
  3. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogenetic relationships and the coevolution of placentotrophy and superfetation in Poecilia (Poeciliidae: Cyprinodontiformes)
    Robert W Meredith
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 59:148-57. 2011
    ..Within P. (Pamphorichthys), superfetation evolved in ≤9 million years on the P. (Pamphorichthys) hasemani branch, and placentotrophy evolved in ≤10 million years in the common ancestor of this subgenus...
  4. ncbi request reprint Impacts of the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution and KPg extinction on mammal diversification
    Robert W Meredith
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Science 334:521-4. 2011
    ..By contrast, diversification analyses provide no support for the hypothesis concerning the delayed rise of present-day mammals during the Eocene Period...
  5. ncbi request reprint A phylogeny of Diprotodontia (Marsupialia) based on sequences for five nuclear genes
    Robert W Meredith
    Department of Biology, University of California, 900 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 51:554-71. 2009
    ..Within Diprotodontia, the common ancestor of Macropodidae was reconstructed as terrestrial, suggesting that tree kangaroos (Dendrolagus) are secondarily arboreal...
  6. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogenetic relationships and the evolution of the placenta in Poecilia (Micropoecilia) (Poeciliidae: Cyprinodontiformes)
    Robert W Meredith
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 55:631-9. 2010
    ..bifurca, P. branneri, and P. parae. Divergence time estimates suggest that placentotrophy in Micropoecilia evolved in 4 million years...
  7. pmc Molecular decay of the tooth gene Enamelin (ENAM) mirrors the loss of enamel in the fossil record of placental mammals
    Robert W Meredith
    Department of Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America
    PLoS Genet 5:e1000634. 2009
    ..The molecular decay of ENAM parallels the morphological degeneration of enamel in the fossil record of placental mammals and provides manifest evidence for the predictive power of Darwin's theory...
  8. pmc Pseudogenization of the tooth gene enamelysin (MMP20) in the common ancestor of extant baleen whales
    Robert W Meredith
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 278:993-1002. 2011
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  9. ncbi request reprint Technical comment on "The placental mammal ancestor and the post-K-Pg radiation of placentals"
    Mark S Springer
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Science 341:613. 2013
    ..This conclusion relies on phylogenetic analyses that fail to discriminate between homology and homoplasy and further implies virus-like rates of nucleotide substitution in early Paleocene placentals. ..
  10. pmc Macroevolutionary dynamics and historical biogeography of primate diversification inferred from a species supermatrix
    Mark S Springer
    Department of Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e49521. 2012
    ..Our results highlight the power and limitations of inferring diversification dynamics from molecular phylogenies, as well as the sensitivity of diversification analyses to different species concepts...
  11. ncbi request reprint A phylogenetic blueprint for a modern whale
    John Gatesy
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 66:479-506. 2013
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  12. ncbi request reprint A phylogenetic hypothesis for Crocodylus (Crocodylia) based on mitochondrial DNA: evidence for a trans-Atlantic voyage from Africa to the New World
    Robert W Meredith
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 60:183-91. 2011
    ..Therefore, in combination with paleontological evidence, mt DNA trees imply a relatively recent migration of Crocodylus from Africa to the Americas, a voyage that would have covered hundreds of miles at sea...
  13. pmc Rod monochromacy and the coevolution of cetacean retinal opsins
    Robert W Meredith
    Department of Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America
    PLoS Genet 9:e1003432. 2013
    ..The knockout of both SWS1 and LWS in multiple cetacean lineages renders these taxa rod monochromats, a condition previously unknown among mammalian species...
  14. pmc The historical biogeography of Mammalia
    Mark S Springer
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:2478-502. 2011
    ..Dispersal has also been important including the origins of Madagascar's endemic mammal fauna. Further studies will benefit from increased taxon sampling and the application of new ancestral area reconstruction methods...
  15. doi request reprint Morphology and placental mammal phylogeny
    Mark S Springer
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Syst Biol 57:499-503. 2008
  16. ncbi request reprint The evolution of the sexually selected sword in Xiphophorus does not compromise aerobic locomotor performance
    Christopher E Oufiero
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, California, 92521
    Evolution 68:1806-23. 2014
    ..g., survivorship, life span). ..
  17. ncbi request reprint A timescale and phylogeny for "bandicoots" (Peramelemorphia: Marsupialia) based on sequences for five nuclear genes
    Robert W Meredith
    Department of Biology, University of California, 900 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 47:1-20. 2008
    ..Both relaxed clock Bayesian methods suggest that the living bandicoots are a relatively recent radiation originating sometime in the late Oligocene or early Miocene with subsequent radiations in the late Miocene to early Pliocene...