Michael E Alfaro
Affiliation: University of California
- Does evolutionary innovation in pharyngeal jaws lead to rapid lineage diversification in labrid fishes?Michael E Alfaro
University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1606, USA
BMC Evol Biol 9:255. 2009....
- Nine exceptional radiations plus high turnover explain species diversity in jawed vertebratesMichael E Alfaro
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:13410-4. 2009....
- Did genome duplication drive the origin of teleosts? A comparative study of diversification in ray-finned fishesFrancesco Santini
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California at Los Angeles, 651 Charles Young Dr, South, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
BMC Evol Biol 9:194. 2009..However, one critical assumption of this hypothesis, that diversification rates in teleosts increased soon after the acquisition of a duplicated genome, has never been tested...
- Evolutionary consequences of many-to-one mapping of jaw morphology to mechanics in labrid fishesMichael E Alfaro
Section of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis, California, 95616, USA
Am Nat 165:E140-54. 2005..Many-to-one mapping may be an important factor in generating the uneven patterns of diversity in physiological traits...
- Clade age and species richness are decoupled across the eukaryotic tree of lifeDaniel L Rabosky
Department of Integrative Biology and Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
PLoS Biol 10:e1001381. 2012..These results imply that a fundamentally different interpretative paradigm may be needed in the study of phylogenetic diversity patterns in many groups of organisms...
- Fitting models of continuous trait evolution to incompletely sampled comparative data using approximate Bayesian computationGraham J Slater
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1606, USA
Evolution 66:752-62. 2012..ABC approaches can provide a useful alternative set of tools for future macroevolutionary studies where likelihood-dependent approaches are lacking...
- The influence of an innovative locomotor strategy on the phenotypic diversification of triggerfish (family: Balistidae)Alex Dornburg
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
Evolution 65:1912-26. 2011..Together these findings suggest that the acquisition of a distinctive mode of locomotion drove an early radiation of shape and function in triggerfish, but not an early radiation of species...
- A multilocus molecular phylogeny of boxfishes (Aracanidae, Ostraciidae; Tetraodontiformes)Francesco Santini
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Los Angeles, 610 Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Mol Phylogenet Evol 66:153-60. 2013....
- Systemic iridovirus from threespine stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus represents a new megalocytivirus species (family Iridoviridae)Thomas B Waltzek
Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Dis Aquat Organ 98:41-56. 2012....
- Diversity versus disparity and the radiation of modern cetaceansGraham J Slater
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA
Proc Biol Sci 277:3097-104. 2010....
- Elongation of the body in eelsRita S Mehta
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 100 Schaffer Road, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA
Integr Comp Biol 50:1091-105. 2010..Lastly, we point out that a diverse range of derived behaviors such as head- and tail-first burrowing, rotational feeding, and knotting around prey are only found in long cylindrical vertebrates...
- Integrated diversification of locomotion and feeding in labrid fishesDavid C Collar
Section of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Biol Lett 4:84-6. 2008..These results indicate that the labrid radiation involved a strong connection between locomotion and feeding abilities...
- Integrating fossils with molecular phylogenies improves inference of trait evolutionGraham J Slater
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, 610 Charles E Young Drive South, Los Angeles, California 90095 1606, USA
Evolution 66:3931-44. 2012..Our approach highlights the importance of considering fossil information when making macroevolutionary inference, and provides a way to integrate the kind of sparse fossil information that is available to most evolutionary biologists...
- Adaptive evolution of facial colour patterns in Neotropical primatesSharlene E Santana
UCLA Center for Society and Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Proc Biol Sci 279:2204-11. 2012..Our results demonstrate the interaction of behavioural and ecological factors in shaping one of the most outstanding facial diversities of any mammalian lineage...
- Phylogenetic relationships in the family AlloherpesviridaeThomas B Waltzek
Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
Dis Aquat Organ 84:179-94. 2009..A comparison of virus and host phylogenies suggested that closely related HVs in this family may have coevolved with their hosts, whereas significant codiversification was not apparent for the more distantly related viruses...
- Evolutionary dynamics of complex biomechanical systems: an example using the four-bar mechanismMichael E Alfaro
Section of Evolution and Ecology, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
Evolution 58:495-503. 2004..We suggest that partial decoupling of morphology and mechanics due to redundancy is a major factor in morphological diversification...
- Anointing variation across wild capuchin populations: a review of material preferences, bout frequency and anointing sociality in Cebus and SapajusJessica W Lynch Alfaro
Center for Society and Genetics, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
Am J Primatol 74:299-314. 2012..We review anointing in the context of other Neotropical primate rubbing behaviors and consider the evidence for anointing as self-medication; as a mechanism for enhanced sociality; and as a behavioral response to chemical stimuli...
- Biologically inspired phylogenetic models strongly outperform the no common mechanism modelJohn P Huelsenbeck
Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3140, USA
Syst Biol 60:225-32. 2011..With the realistic NCM in the background, then, most parsimonious trees have greatest power to explain available observations. -Farris (2008)...
- Bayesian phylogenetic model selection using reversible jump Markov chain Monte CarloJohn P Huelsenbeck
Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego, USA
Mol Biol Evol 21:1123-33. 2004....
- Bayes or bootstrap? A simulation study comparing the performance of Bayesian Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling and bootstrapping in assessing phylogenetic confidenceMichael E Alfaro
Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis, USA
Mol Biol Evol 20:255-66. 2003..BMCMC-PP provided high support values for correct topological bipartitions with fewer characters than was needed for nonparametric bootstrap...