D M Hillis

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The importance of the ontogenetic niche in resource-associated divergence: evidence from a generalist grasshopper
    Erik B Dopman
    Section of Integrative Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas, Austin 78712, USA
    Evolution 56:731-40. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny and biogeography of a cosmopolitan frog radiation: Late cretaceous diversification resulted in continent-scale endemism in the family ranidae
    Franky Bossuyt
    Biology Department, Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Syst Biol 55:579-94. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Resolution of phylogenetic conflict in large data sets by increased taxon sampling
    Shannon M Hedtke
    Section of Integrative Biology and Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Texas Austin, S M H, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Syst Biol 55:522-9. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Analysis and visualization of tree space
    David M Hillis
    Section of Integrative Biology and Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 78712, USA
    Syst Biol 54:471-82. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Making evolution relevant and exciting to biology students
    David M Hillis
    Section of Integrative Biology and Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Evolution 61:1261-4. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Constraints in naming parts of the Tree of Life
    David M Hillis
    Section of Integrative Biology and Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Texas, One University Station C0930, Austin, TX 78703, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 42:331-8. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Asexual evolution: can species exist without sex?
    David M Hillis
    Section of Integrative Biology and Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Curr Biol 17:R543-4. 2007
  8. pmc Is sparse taxon sampling a problem for phylogenetic inference?
    David M Hillis
    Section of Integrative Biology and Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Texas, 1 University Station C0930, Austin, Texas 78712 0253, USA
    Syst Biol 52:124-6. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint AIDS. Origins of HIV
    D M Hillis
    Section of Integrative Biology and the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Science 288:1757-9. 2000
  10. doi request reprint Speciation by monobrachial centric fusions: a test of the model using nuclear DNA sequences from the bat genus Rhogeessa
    Amy B Baird
    The University of Texas at Austin, Section of Integrative Biology, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 50:256-67. 2009

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint The importance of the ontogenetic niche in resource-associated divergence: evidence from a generalist grasshopper
    Erik B Dopman
    Section of Integrative Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas, Austin 78712, USA
    Evolution 56:731-40. 2002
    ..Our findings suggest that exploitation of different resources may have unexplored significance for generalist species that compartmentalize specialization to particular life stages...
  2. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny and biogeography of a cosmopolitan frog radiation: Late cretaceous diversification resulted in continent-scale endemism in the family ranidae
    Franky Bossuyt
    Biology Department, Unit of Ecology and Systematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
    Syst Biol 55:579-94. 2006
    ..Most importantly, all hypotheses make clear predictions as to where to expect key fossils and where to sample other living ranids, and thus constitute a strong basis for further research...
  3. ncbi request reprint Resolution of phylogenetic conflict in large data sets by increased taxon sampling
    Shannon M Hedtke
    Section of Integrative Biology and Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Texas Austin, S M H, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Syst Biol 55:522-9. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Analysis and visualization of tree space
    David M Hillis
    Section of Integrative Biology and Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 78712, USA
    Syst Biol 54:471-82. 2005
    ..Nonetheless, the technique is a useful approach for the analysis of large sets of phylogenetic trees...
  5. ncbi request reprint Making evolution relevant and exciting to biology students
    David M Hillis
    Section of Integrative Biology and Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Evolution 61:1261-4. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Constraints in naming parts of the Tree of Life
    David M Hillis
    Section of Integrative Biology and Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Texas, One University Station C0930, Austin, TX 78703, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 42:331-8. 2007
    ..Here, I argue that he is incorrect in these assertions, and present arguments for retaining the established names of New World true frogs, which are largely compatible under both sets of nomenclatural rules...
  7. ncbi request reprint Asexual evolution: can species exist without sex?
    David M Hillis
    Section of Integrative Biology and Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Curr Biol 17:R543-4. 2007
    ..A new study of a group of asexual rotifers supports the idea that selection for a common ecological niche can produce a pattern that mimics sexual species, even in the absence of sex...
  8. pmc Is sparse taxon sampling a problem for phylogenetic inference?
    David M Hillis
    Section of Integrative Biology and Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Texas, 1 University Station C0930, Austin, Texas 78712 0253, USA
    Syst Biol 52:124-6. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint AIDS. Origins of HIV
    D M Hillis
    Section of Integrative Biology and the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Science 288:1757-9. 2000
    ..Hillis discusses three possible hypotheses of immunodeficiency virus transmission that are consistent with this date...
  10. doi request reprint Speciation by monobrachial centric fusions: a test of the model using nuclear DNA sequences from the bat genus Rhogeessa
    Amy B Baird
    The University of Texas at Austin, Section of Integrative Biology, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 50:256-67. 2009
    ..Phylogeographic analyses indicate habitat differences may be responsible for isolation and divergence between different lineages currently referred to as R. tumida...
  11. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic relationships of the dwarf boas and a comparison of Bayesian and bootstrap measures of phylogenetic support
    Thomas P Wilcox
    Section of Integrative Biology and Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 25:361-71. 2002
    ..Simulations show that Bayesian support values represent much better estimates of phylogenetic accuracy than do nonparametric bootstrap support values, at least under the conditions of our study...
  12. pmc Two living species of coelacanths?
    M T Holder
    Section of Integrative Biology, Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 96:12616-20. 1999
    ..Nonetheless, L. chalumnae and L. menadoensis appear to be separate species based on divergence of mitochondrial DNA...
  13. ncbi request reprint Increased taxon sampling greatly reduces phylogenetic error
    Derrick J Zwickl
    Section of Integrative Biology and Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Syst Biol 51:588-98. 2002
    ..Taking each of these results into account re-enforces the conclusion that increased sampling of taxa is one of the most important ways to increase overall phylogenetic accuracy...
  14. pmc Sodium channel genes and the evolution of diversity in communication signals of electric fishes: convergent molecular evolution
    Harold H Zakon
    Section of Neurobiology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:3675-80. 2006
    ..Thus, changes in the expression and sequence of the same gene are associated with the independent evolution of signal complexity...
  15. pmc Toxin-resistant sodium channels: parallel adaptive evolution across a complete gene family
    Manda Clair Jost
    Sections of Integrative Biology and Neurobiology and Center for Computational Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 25:1016-24. 2008
    ..To be maximally informative, we suggest that future studies of molecular adaptation should consider all functionally similar paralogs of the affected gene family...
  16. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny of the New World true frogs (Rana)
    David M Hillis
    Section of Integrative Biology and Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 34:299-314. 2005
    ..sierramadrensis, and R. sylvatica. Parametric bootstrap analyses indicated significant support for the relationships inferred from the mtDNA sequences, and rejected the previous hypotheses of relationships for these three species...
  17. ncbi request reprint The history of a nearctic colonization: molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of the Nearctic toads (Bufo)
    Gregory B Pauly
    Section of Integrative Biology and Texas Memorial Museum, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Evolution 58:2517-35. 2004
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  18. doi request reprint Taxon sampling affects inferences of macroevolutionary processes from phylogenetic trees
    Tracy A Heath
    Section of Integrative Biology and Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Syst Biol 57:160-6. 2008
  19. doi request reprint Molecular evolution of communication signals in electric fish
    Harold H Zakon
    Sections of Neurobiology and Integrative Biology, The University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Exp Biol 211:1814-8. 2008
    ..4a Na(+) channel gene due to changes in selection pressure on the gene once it was solely expressed in the EO...
  20. ncbi request reprint Genetic algorithms and parallel processing in maximum-likelihood phylogeny inference
    Matthew J Brauer
    Section of Integrative Biology and Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Texas, Austin 78712, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 19:1717-26. 2002
    ..We discuss some possible limitations of the current implementation of this genetic algorithm as well as of avenues for its future improvement...
  21. doi request reprint All-male asexuality: origin and maintenance of androgenesis in the Asian clam Corbicula
    Shannon M Hedtke
    Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Evolution 62:1119-36. 2008
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  22. pmc Evolution and divergence of sodium channel genes in vertebrates
    G F Lopreato
    Sections of Neurobiology and Integrative Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:7588-92. 2001
    ..Using our phylogeny of Na+ channel genes to independently test between two models of Hox gene evolution, we support the hypothesis that Hox gene clusters evolved as (AB) (CD) rather than [D[A(BC)]]...
  23. ncbi request reprint Convergence among cave catfishes: long-branch attraction and a Bayesian relative rates test
    T P Wilcox
    Section of Integrative Biology and the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 31:1101-13. 2004
    ..Similarly, the sequence data do not support several other relationships within Ictaluridae supported by morphology. We develop a new Bayesian method for examining variation in molecular rates of evolution across a phylogeny...
  24. ncbi request reprint Polyploids with different origins and ancestors form a single sexual polyploid species
    Alisha K Holloway
    Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Am Nat 167:E88-101. 2006
    ..Thus, polyploid species may have complex origins, especially in systems in which isolating mechanisms (such as advertisement calls) are affected directly through hybridization and polyploidy...
  25. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny of North American fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae): implications for the evolution of light signals
    Kathrin F Stanger-Hall
    Section of Integrative Biology and Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C0930, Austin, TX 78712 0253, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 45:33-49. 2007
    ..The use of short flashes as a mating signal was replaced at least once by the use of long glows, and light signals as mating signals were lost at least three times in our study group and replaced by pheromones as the main signal mode...
  26. pmc Exceptional convergent evolution in a virus
    J J Bull
    Department of Zoology, Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Texas, Austin 78712, USA
    Genetics 147:1497-507. 1997
    ..Substitution rates and fitness improvements were higher during the initial period of adaptation than during a later period, except when the host was changed...
  27. pmc Deletion of the eIFiso4G subunit of the Arabidopsis eIFiso4F translation initiation complex impairs health and viability
    Andrew D Lellis
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712 1096, USA
    Plant Mol Biol 74:249-63. 2010
    ..However, the strong phenotypes observed for the double mutant indicates that the individual gene products may have specialized roles in the expression of proteins involved in plant growth and development...
  28. pmc Divergent gene copies in the asexual class Bdelloidea (Rotifera) separated before the bdelloid radiation or within bdelloid families
    David B Mark Welch
    Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution, Marine Biology Laboratory, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:1622-5. 2004
    ..The remarkable presence of multiple diverged gene copies in individual genomes is nevertheless consistent with the loss of sex in an ancient ancestor of bdelloids...
  29. doi request reprint Fine-scale phylogeographic congruence despite demographic incongruence in two low-mobility saproxylic springtails
    Ryan C Garrick
    Department of Genetics, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Vic, Australia
    Evolution 62:1103-18. 2008
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  30. ncbi request reprint When are phylogenetic analyses misled by convergence? A case study in Texas cave salamanders
    John J Wiens
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York 11794 5245, USA
    Syst Biol 52:501-14. 2003
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  31. doi request reprint Molecular evolution of southern North American Cyprinidae (Actinopterygii), with the description of the new genus Tampichthys from central Mexico
    Susana Schönhuth
    Department of Biology, Saint Louis University, 3507 Laclede Avenue, St Louis, MO 63103, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 47:729-56. 2008
    ..Tampichthys and the putative monotypic genus Codoma are more related to Mexican species of the genera Cyprinella and Notropis than to other species referred to Dionda sensu stricto...
  32. pmc Molecular evidence of HIV-1 transmission in a criminal case
    Michael L Metzker
    Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:14292-7. 2002
    ..Resampling of blood from the suspected transmission pair and independent sequencing by different laboratories provided precaution against laboratory error...
  33. pmc Increased taxon sampling is advantageous for phylogenetic inference
    David D Pollock
    Department of Biological Sciences and Biological Computation and Visualization Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
    Syst Biol 51:664-71. 2002