Mark S Springer

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. doi request reprint Phylogenetics: bats united, microbats divided
    Mark S Springer
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA Electronic address
    Curr Biol 23:R999-1001. 2013
  4. doi 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. ncbi request reprint The adequacy of morphology for reconstructing the early history of placental mammals
    Mark S Springer
    Department of Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Syst Biol 56:673-84. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Mammalian evolution and biomedicine: new views from phylogeny
    Mark S Springer
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 82:375-92. 2007
  10. pmc Placental mammal diversification and the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary
    Mark S Springer
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:1056-61. 2003

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. doi request reprint Phylogenetics: bats united, microbats divided
    Mark S Springer
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA Electronic address
    Curr Biol 23:R999-1001. 2013
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  4. doi 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. ..
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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
  8. ncbi request reprint The adequacy of morphology for reconstructing the early history of placental mammals
    Mark S Springer
    Department of Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Syst Biol 56:673-84. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Mammalian evolution and biomedicine: new views from phylogeny
    Mark S Springer
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 82:375-92. 2007
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  10. pmc Placental mammal diversification and the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary
    Mark S Springer
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:1056-61. 2003
    ..In these analyses, interordinal splits remained in the Cretaceous...
  11. ncbi request reprint Mitochondrial versus nuclear gene sequences in deep-level mammalian phylogeny reconstruction
    M S Springer
    Department of Biology, University of California at Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 18:132-43. 2001
    ..Nuclear genes having appropriate rates of substitution should receive strong consideration in efforts to reconstruct deep-level phylogenetic relationships...
  12. ncbi request reprint Endemic African mammals shake the phylogenetic tree
    M S Springer
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside 92521, USA
    Nature 388:61-4. 1997
    ..12S ribosomal RNA transversions suggest that the base of this radiation occurred during Africa's window of isolation in the Cretaceous period before land connections were developed with Europe in the early Cenozoic era...
  13. ncbi request reprint Additional support for Afrotheria and Paenungulata, the performance of mitochondrial versus nuclear genes, and the impact of data partitions with heterogeneous base composition
    M S Springer
    Department of Biology and Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Genetics, University of California, Riverside, California 92521, USA
    Syst Biol 48:65-75. 1999
    ..Nuclear genes provide stronger support for both Afrotheria and Paenungulata. Removal of third positions of cytochrome b results in improved performance for the mitochondrial genes in recovering these clades...
  14. pmc The origin of the Australasian marsupial fauna and the phylogenetic affinities of the enigmatic monito del monte and marsupial mole
    M S Springer
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside 92521, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 265:2381-6. 1998
    ..The origin of the paraphyletic Australasian marsupial fauna may be accounted for by (i) multiple entries of australidelphians into Australia or (ii) bidirectional dispersal of australidelphians between Antarctica and Australia...
  15. doi 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...
  16. doi 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...
  17. doi 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...
  18. doi 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...
  19. 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint Natural selection and mammalian BRCA1 sequences: elucidating functionally important sites relevant to breast cancer susceptibility in humans
    Angela Burk-Herrick
    Biology Department, University of California, Riverside, 92521, USA
    Mamm Genome 17:257-70. 2006
    ..Our results demonstrate the necessity of including large numbers of sequences to elucidate functionally important sites of a protein when using a comparative evolutionary approach...
  21. ncbi request reprint A new phylogenetic marker, apolipoprotein B, provides compelling evidence for eutherian relationships
    Heather Amrine-Madsen
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside 92521, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 28:225-40. 2003
    ..A smaller deletion of 237-246bp was diagnostic of the superordinal clade Afrotheria...
  22. 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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  23. doi 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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  24. ncbi request reprint Nuclear gene sequences provide evidence for the monophyly of australidelphian marsupials
    Heather Amrine-Madsen
    Graduate Group in Genetics, University of California, Riverside 9252, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 28:186-96. 2003
    ..Within Diprotodontia, both Vombatiformes and Phalangeriformes were supported at the 100% bootstrap level and with posterior probabilities of 1.00...
  25. doi request reprint The molecular evolution of acrosin in placental mammals
    Denise Raterman
    Department of Biology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California 92521, USA
    Mol Reprod Dev 75:1196-207. 2008
    ..Based upon two amino acid mutation scoring systems, three out of seven human residue changing single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were found to be potentially protein-altering mutations...
  26. doi 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...
  27. ncbi request reprint The evolution of tribospheny and the antiquity of mammalian clades
    Michael O Woodburne
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside 92521, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 28:360-85. 2003
    ..Point estimates for the marsupial-placental split were 182-190 million years based on BRCA1 and 185-187 million years based on the IGF2 receptor. These estimates are fully compatible with the results of our cladistic analyses...
  28. pmc Microbat paraphyly and the convergent evolution of a key innovation in Old World rhinolophoid microbats
    Emma C Teeling
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:1431-6. 2002
    ..An important implication of rhinolophoid polyphyly is independent evolution of key anatomical innovations associated with the nasal-emission of echolocation pulses...
  29. ncbi request reprint Independent origins and rapid evolution of the placenta in the fish genus Poeciliopsis
    David N Reznick
    Department of Biology and Center for Conservation Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Science 298:1018-20. 2002
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  30. 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). ..
  31. pmc Integrated fossil and molecular data reconstruct bat echolocation
    M S Springer
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:6241-6. 2001
    ..Molecular dating suggests that crown-group bats last shared a common ancestor 52 to 54 million years ago...
  32. ncbi request reprint The use of composite taxa in supermatrices
    Mark S Springer
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 30:883-4. 2004
  33. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogeny of living xenarthrans and the impact of character and taxon sampling on the placental tree rooting
    Frédéric Delsuc
    Laboratoire de Paléontologie, Paléobiologie et Phylogénie, Institut des Sciences de l Evolution, Universite Montpellier II, Montpellier, France
    Mol Biol Evol 19:1656-71. 2002
    ..By resampling taxa within Xenarthra, the conservative Shimodaira-Hasegawa likelihood-based test of alternative topologies was shown to be sensitive to both character and taxon sampling...
  34. ncbi request reprint Nuclear gene sequences confirm an ancient link between New Zealand's short-tailed bat and South American noctilionoid bats
    Emma C Teeling
    Basic Research Program, Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, SAIC Frederick, National Cancer Institute Inc, Frederick, MD 21702, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 28:308-19. 2003
    ..It is most probable that Mystacina dispersed from Australia to New Zealand while other noctilionoid bats either remained in or dispersed to South America...
  35. ncbi request reprint "Lipotyphlan" phylogeny based on the growth hormone receptor gene: a reanalysis
    Christophe J Douady
    Dalhousie University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 30:778-88. 2004
    ..These results also highlight the potential pitfalls of single-gene and parsimony-only analyses...
  36. ncbi request reprint Mesozoic origin for West Indian insectivores
    Alfred L Roca
    Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, Basic Research Program, SAIC Frederick, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland 21702, USA
    Nature 429:649-51. 2004
    ..Efforts to prevent extinction of the two surviving solenodon species would conserve an entire lineage as old or older than many mammalian orders...
  37. ncbi request reprint A molecular phylogeny for bats illuminates biogeography and the fossil record
    Emma C Teeling
    Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, Basic Research Program, SAIC Frederick, Inc, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD 21702, USA
    Science 307:580-4. 2005
    ....
  38. pmc Using genomic data to unravel the root of the placental mammal phylogeny
    William J Murphy
    Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    Genome Res 17:413-21. 2007
    ..We discuss the impacts of this topology on earlier phylogenetic reconstructions and repeat-based inferences of phylogeny...
  39. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogenetic evidence confirming the Eulipotyphla concept and in support of hedgehogs as the sister group to shrews
    Christophe J Douady
    Queen s University of Belfast, Biology and Biochemistry, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7BL, UK
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 25:200-9. 2002
    ..Our results provide convincing support for both lipotyphlan diphyly and the monophyly of Eulipotyphla. More surprisingly, we find strong evidence for a sister-group relationship between shrews and hedgehogs to the exclusion of moles...
  40. ncbi request reprint Molecular and genomic data identify the closest living relative of primates
    Jan E Janecka
    Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    Science 318:792-4. 2007
    ..Our data show that colugos are the closest living relatives of primates and indicate that their divergence occurred in the Cretaceous...
  41. pmc The Sahara as a vicariant agent, and the role of Miocene climatic events, in the diversification of the mammalian order Macroscelidea (elephant shrews)
    Christophe J Douady
    Biology and Biochemistry, Queen s University of Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:8325-30. 2003
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  42. ncbi request reprint Molecular evidence for the monophyly of tenrecidae (mammalia) and the timing of the colonization of Madagascar by Malagasy Tenrecs
    Christophe J Douady
    Biology and Biochemistry, Queen s University of Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7BL, United Kingdom
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 22:357-63. 2002
    ..Molecular clock estimates suggest a split of otter shrews and Malagasy tenrecs at approximately 53 MYA. We estimate that the ancestor of Malagasy tenrecs dispersed to Madagascar subsequent to this split but prior to about 37 MYA...
  43. ncbi request reprint A family matter: conclusive resolution of the taxonomic position of the long-fingered bats, miniopterus
    Cassandra M Miller-Butterworth
    Department of Human Genetics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 24:1553-61. 2007
    ..The Molossidae diverged from these lineages approximately 54-43 MYA and form a sister group to the Miniopteridae-Vespertilionidae clade...