Conrad A Matthee

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Affiliation: University of Stellenbosch
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The importance of correctly identifying the process responsible for spatial genetic structure in Leopard: A response to McManus and Smuts (2016)
    Conrad A Matthee
    Department of Botany and Zoology, Evolutionary Genomics Group, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland Natural Science Building, 7602 Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa Electronic address
    C R Biol 339:439-441. 2016
  2. pmc Suprafamilial relationships among Rodentia and the phylogenetic effect of removing fast-evolving nucleotides in mitochondrial, exon and intron fragments
    Claudine Montgelard
    Institut des Sciences de l Evolution de Montpellier UMR 5554, Universite de Montpellier II, Place Eugene Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex, France
    BMC Evol Biol 8:321. 2008
  3. pmc Signatures of seaway closures and founder dispersal in the phylogeny of a circumglobally distributed seahorse lineage
    Peter R Teske
    Molecular Ecology and Systematics Group, Botany Department, Rhodes University, 6140 Grahamstown, South Africa
    BMC Evol Biol 7:138. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Indel evolution of mammalian introns and the utility of non-coding nuclear markers in eutherian phylogenetics
    Conrad A Matthee
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Stellenbosch 7602, South Africa
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 42:827-37. 2007
  5. pmc A phylogenetic review of the African leaf chameleons: genus Rhampholeon (Chamaeleonidae): the role of vicariance and climate change in speciation
    Conrad A Matthee
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, 7602, South Africa
    Proc Biol Sci 271:1967-75. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint A molecular supermatrix of the rabbits and hares (Leporidae) allows for the identification of five intercontinental exchanges during the Miocene
    Conrad A Matthee
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, 7602, South Africa
    Syst Biol 53:433-47. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Utility of nuclear DNA intron markers at lower taxonomic levels: phylogenetic resolution among nine Tragelaphus spp
    Sandi Willows-Munro
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 35:624-36. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Molecular phylogenetics and historical biogeography of Rhinolophus bats
    Samantha Stoffberg
    Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 54:1-9. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Lack of taxonomic differentiation in an apparently widespread freshwater isopod morphotype (Phreatoicidea: Mesamphisopidae: Mesamphisopus) from South Africa
    Gavin Gouws
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Matieland, South Africa
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 37:289-305. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Mitochondrial DNA analyses of the Cape hakes reveal an expanding, panmictic population for Merluccius capensis and population structuring for mature fish in Merluccius paradoxus
    Sophie von der Heyden
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland, Stellenbosch 7602, South Africa
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 42:517-27. 2007

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  1. doi request reprint The importance of correctly identifying the process responsible for spatial genetic structure in Leopard: A response to McManus and Smuts (2016)
    Conrad A Matthee
    Department of Botany and Zoology, Evolutionary Genomics Group, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland Natural Science Building, 7602 Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa Electronic address
    C R Biol 339:439-441. 2016
    ..Microsatellite analyses suggest that spatial genetic structure among six leopard-sampling sites in southern Africa is the result of isolation by distance...
  2. pmc Suprafamilial relationships among Rodentia and the phylogenetic effect of removing fast-evolving nucleotides in mitochondrial, exon and intron fragments
    Claudine Montgelard
    Institut des Sciences de l Evolution de Montpellier UMR 5554, Universite de Montpellier II, Place Eugene Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex, France
    BMC Evol Biol 8:321. 2008
    ....
  3. pmc Signatures of seaway closures and founder dispersal in the phylogeny of a circumglobally distributed seahorse lineage
    Peter R Teske
    Molecular Ecology and Systematics Group, Botany Department, Rhodes University, 6140 Grahamstown, South Africa
    BMC Evol Biol 7:138. 2007
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Indel evolution of mammalian introns and the utility of non-coding nuclear markers in eutherian phylogenetics
    Conrad A Matthee
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Stellenbosch 7602, South Africa
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 42:827-37. 2007
    ....
  5. pmc A phylogenetic review of the African leaf chameleons: genus Rhampholeon (Chamaeleonidae): the role of vicariance and climate change in speciation
    Conrad A Matthee
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, 7602, South Africa
    Proc Biol Sci 271:1967-75. 2004
    ..20 Myr ago. Subsequent speciation among taxa was probably the result of gradual desiccation of forests between 20 and 5 Myr ago...
  6. ncbi request reprint A molecular supermatrix of the rabbits and hares (Leporidae) allows for the identification of five intercontinental exchanges during the Miocene
    Conrad A Matthee
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, 7602, South Africa
    Syst Biol 53:433-47. 2004
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Utility of nuclear DNA intron markers at lower taxonomic levels: phylogenetic resolution among nine Tragelaphus spp
    Sandi Willows-Munro
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 35:624-36. 2005
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Molecular phylogenetics and historical biogeography of Rhinolophus bats
    Samantha Stoffberg
    Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 54:1-9. 2010
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Lack of taxonomic differentiation in an apparently widespread freshwater isopod morphotype (Phreatoicidea: Mesamphisopidae: Mesamphisopus) from South Africa
    Gavin Gouws
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Matieland, South Africa
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 37:289-305. 2005
    ..This disparity and the mosaic pattern of differentiation may be driven by stochastic population crashes and genetic bottlenecks (caused by seasonal habitat fluctuations), coupled with genetic drift...
  10. ncbi request reprint Mitochondrial DNA analyses of the Cape hakes reveal an expanding, panmictic population for Merluccius capensis and population structuring for mature fish in Merluccius paradoxus
    Sophie von der Heyden
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland, Stellenbosch 7602, South Africa
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 42:517-27. 2007
    ..Our study highlights the utility of genetic markers to unravel the evolutionary history of sympatric species, as well as addressing management issues within regions where commercially valuable fish stocks are shared between nations...
  11. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetics of the southern African dwarf chameleons, Bradypodion (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae)
    Krystal A Tolley
    Molecular Zoology Laboratory, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, 7602, Matieland, South Africa
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 30:354-65. 2004
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Remarkably low mtDNA control region diversity in an abundant demersal fish
    Sophie von der Heyden
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland, Stellenbosch 7602, South Africa
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 55:1183-8. 2010
    ....
  13. pmc Correlated genetic and ecological diversification in a widespread southern African horseshoe bat
    Samantha Stoffberg
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, Republic of South Africa
    PLoS ONE 7:e31946. 2012
    ..Based on molecular clock calibrations, it is evident that climatic cycling and related vegetation changes during the Quaternary may have facilitated diversification both genetically and ecologically...
  14. ncbi request reprint Biogeographic patterns and phylogeography of dwarf chameleons (Bradypodion) in an African biodiversity hotspot
    Krystal A Tolley
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Matieland, South Africa
    Mol Ecol 15:781-93. 2006
    ..This suggests that the origins of many present-day lineages were founded in the Plio-Pleistocene, a time period that corresponds to the reduction of forests in the region and the establishment of the fynbos biome...
  15. doi request reprint Biogeography and host-related factors trump parasite life history: limited congruence among the genetic structures of specific ectoparasitic lice and their rodent hosts
    Nina du Toit
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, South Africa
    Mol Ecol 22:5185-204. 2013
    ..It is thus evident that the association between P. arvicanthis and Rhabdomys has been shaped by the synergistic effects of parasite traits, host-related factors and biogeography over evolutionary time. ..
  16. ncbi request reprint The evolutionary history of seahorses (Syngnathidae: Hippocampus): molecular data suggest a West Pacific origin and two invasions of the Atlantic Ocean
    Peter R Teske
    Zoology Department, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, 7602, Matieland, South Africa
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 30:273-86. 2004
    ..The phylogeny obtained herein suggests at least two independent colonization events of the Atlantic Ocean, once before the closure of the Tethyan seaway, and once afterwards...
  17. doi request reprint The sympatric occurrence of two genetically divergent lineages of sucking louse, Polyplax arvicanthis (Phthiraptera: Anoplura), on the four-striped mouse genus, Rhabdomys (Rodentia: Muridae)
    Nina du Toit
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Matieland, South Africa
    Parasitology 140:604-16. 2013
    ..The co-occurrence of these genetically distinct lineages probably resulted from parasite duplication via host-associated allopatric divergence and subsequent reciprocal range expansions of the 2 parasite taxa throughout southern Africa...
  18. ncbi request reprint Nuclear and mtDNA-based phylogeny of southern African sand lizards, Pedioplanis (Sauria: Lacertidae)
    Jane S Makokha
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 7602, South Africa
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 44:622-33. 2007
    ..This probably led to habitat changes associated with climate and, in conjunction with physical barriers (Great Escarpment), contributed towards speciation within the genus Pedioplanis...
  19. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic relationships of the southern African freshwater crab fauna (Decapoda: Potamonautidae: Potamonautes) derived from multiple data sets reveal biogeographic patterning
    Savel R Daniels
    Zoology Department, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, 7602, Matieland, South Africa
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 25:511-23. 2002
    ..The combined analyses reflected clear biogeographic patterning for these river crabs. In addition, there was a clear correlation between genetic distance values and the ability of sympatric species to hybridize...
  20. pmc The influence of life history characteristics on flea (Siphonaptera) species distribution models
    Luther VAN DER Mescht
    Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, South Africa
    Parasit Vectors 9:178. 2016
    ..Since contemporary species distribution (SD) modelling does not account for differences in life history, the accuracy of predictions of current and future species' ranges could differ significantly between life history groups...
  21. doi request reprint Biome specificity of distinct genetic lineages within the four-striped mouse Rhabdomys pumilio (Rodentia: Muridae) from southern Africa with implications for taxonomy
    Nina du Toit
    Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 65:75-86. 2012
    ..Marked genetic divergence at the mitochondrial DNA level, coupled with strong nuclear and mtDNA signals of non-monophyly of R. pumilio, support the notion that a taxonomic revision of the genus is needed...
  22. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogeny of the spiny lobster genus Palinurus (Decapoda: Palinuridae) with hypotheses on speciation in the NE Atlantic/Mediterranean and SW Indian Ocean
    Johan C Groeneveld
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 45:102-10. 2007
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Spatio-temporal genetic structure and the effects of long-term fishing in two partially sympatric offshore demersal fishes
    Romina Henriques
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Stellenbosch, 7602, South Africa
    Mol Ecol 25:5843-5861. 2016
    ..capensis. Importantly, our results highlight the need for temporal sampling in disentangling the complex factors that impact population divergence in marine fishes...
  24. doi request reprint Limited dispersal in an ectoparasitic mite, Laelaps giganteus, contributes to significant phylogeographic congruence with the rodent host, Rhabdomys
    Adriaan Engelbrecht
    Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, South Africa
    Mol Ecol 25:1006-21. 2016
    ....
  25. pmc The influence of interspecific competition and host preference on the phylogeography of two African ixodid tick species
    Nídia Cangi
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Matieland, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 8:e76930. 2013
    ..Documented interspecific competition between the juvenile stages of H. rufipes and H. truncatum is implicated as a contributing factor towards disrupting gene flow between the two southern African H. rufipes genetic assemblages. ..
  26. ncbi request reprint A nuclear DNA phylogenetic perspective on the evolution of echolocation and historical biogeography of extant bats (chiroptera)
    Geeta N Eick
    Department of Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Mol Biol Evol 22:1869-86. 2005
    ..Africa was reconstructed as the center of origin of modern-day bat families...
  27. ncbi request reprint Population fragmentation in the southern rock agama, Agama atra: more evidence for vicariance in Southern Africa
    Conrad A Matthee
    Department of Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, 7602, South Africa
    Mol Ecol 11:465-71. 2002
    ..This suggests vicariance, probably as a response to natural climatic changes during the past three million years...
  28. pmc When homoplasy mimics hybridization: a case study of Cape hakes (Merluccius capensis and M. paradoxus)
    Romina Henriques
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Peerj 4:e1827. 2016
    ..More importantly, we provide quantifiable evidence showing that homoplasy mimics the effects of heterospecific crossings which can lead to the incorrect identification of hybridization. ..
  29. doi request reprint Community structure of fleas within and among populations of three closely related rodent hosts: nestedness and beta-diversity
    Luther VAN DER Mescht
    Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Parasitology 143:1268-78. 2016
    ..Our findings support earlier ideas that parasite community structure results from the processes of parasite accumulation by hosts rather than from the processes acting within parasite communities. ..
  30. pmc Evidence for panmixia despite barriers to gene flow in the southern African endemic, Caffrogobius caffer (Teleostei: Gobiidae)
    Marlene Neethling
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X01, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    BMC Evol Biol 8:325. 2008
    ..caffer populations is affected by the dominant Agulhas and Benguela current systems of the southern oceans...
  31. doi request reprint Implications of spatial genetic patterns for conserving African leopards
    Anne Ropiquet
    Department of Natural Sciences, School of Science and Technology, Middlesex University, The Burroughs Hendon, London NW4 4BT, United Kingdom Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa Electronic address
    C R Biol 338:728-37. 2015
    ....
  32. pmc Comparative phylogeography between two generalist flea species reveal a complex interaction between parasite life history and host vicariance: parasite-host association matters
    Luther VAN DER Mescht
    Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag 1, Matieland, 7602, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    BMC Evol Biol 15:105. 2015
    ..The taxa differ in the time spent on the host (predominantly fur vs. nest) and level of host specificity...
  33. doi request reprint Evidence of cryptic speciation in mesostigmatid mites from South Africa
    Adriaan Engelbrecht
    Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Parasitology 141:1322-32. 2014
    ..84% mtDNA sequence divergence and 3.44% nuclear DNA sequence divergence. Since quantitative morphometric analyses were not congruent with these findings, these two lineages more than likely represent cryptic species...
  34. pmc The influence of Pleistocene climatic changes and ocean currents on the phylogeography of the southern African barnacle, Tetraclita serrata (Thoracica; Cirripedia)
    Terry V Reynolds
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Matieland, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 9:e102115. 2014
    ....
  35. pmc Molecular systematics of dormice (Rodentia: Gliridae) and the radiation of Graphiurus in Africa
    Claudine Montgelard
    Laboratoire de Paléontologie des Vertébrés EPHE, Institut des Sciences de l Evolution, UMR 5554 CNRS, Universite Montpellier II, CC064, Place E Bataillon, 34 095 Montpellier Cedex 05, France
    Proc Biol Sci 270:1947-55. 2003
    ..The radiation within Graphiurus is more recent, with the colonization of Africa by this lineage estimated at ca. 8-10 Myr ago...