Systematics Seminar Spring 2007

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This Systematics Seminar is now history! Please go to Systematics Seminar for the most current Systematics Seminar web page.

Schedule for Spring Semester 2007

January 16, 2007

Organizational meeting, BioPharm 3rd. floor fishbowl, 4pm

January 23, 2007

Smythe, A.B., M.J. Sanderson, and S.A. Nadler. 2006. Nematode Small Subunit Phylogeny Correlates with Alignment Parameters. Systematic Biology 55(6): 972-992.Pdficon small.gif
Note from Carrie: Please note that this is DIFFERENT than the paper we decided on at Tuesday's organizational meeting.
This issue of Sys. Bio. is not yet available online therefore I will make a copy and put it in the EEB office. Those with a hard copy subscription of Sys. Bio. should have this issue. Note: for those with copies, Figures 3 and 8 should be in color.

January 30, 2007

Kjer, K. M., J. J. Gillespie and K. A. Ober. 2007. Opinions on multiple sequence alignment, and an empirical comparison of repeatability and accuracy between POY and structural alignment. Systematic Biology 56: 1-14. Pdficon small.gif

February 6, 2007

Cancelled due to overlap with Rettenmeyer presentation

February 13, 2007

Lutzoni, F., P. Wagner, V. Reeb, and S. Zoller. 2000. Integrating ambiguously aligned regions of DNA sequences in phylogenetic analyses without violating positional homology. Sytematic Biology 49: 628-651. Pdficon small.gif

February 20, 2007

Huyse, T., and F. Volckaert. 2005. Comparing Host and Parasite Phylogenies: Gyrodactylus Flatworms Jumping from Goby to Goby. Systematic Biology 54(5): 710-718. Pdficon small.gif

February 27, 2007

There are two papers for this week's discussion. Read the Science paper first to get an overview of the whole quadripartite symbiosis; the Gerardo paper focuses only on the two fungal components.

Currie, C. R., B. Wong, A. E. Stuart, T. R. Schultz, S. A. Rehner, U. G. Mueller, G.-H. Sung, J. W. Spatafora and N. A. Straus. 2003. Ancient tripartite coevolution in the attine ant-microbe symbiosis. Science 299: 386-388. Pdficon small.gif
Gerardo, N. M., U. G. Mueller, and C. R. Currie. 2006. Complex host-pathogen coevolution in the Apterostigma fungus-growing ant-microbe symbiosis. BMC Evolutionary Biology 6:88. Pdficon small.gif

March 13, 2007

Diekmann, O. E., J. L. Olsen, W. T. Stam, R. P. M. Bak. 2003. Genetic variation within Symbiodinium clade B from the coral genus Madracis in the Caribbean (Netherlands Antilles). Coral Reefs. 22: 29–33. Pdficon small.gif
M. J. H. van Oppen. 2004. Mode of zooxanthella transmission does not affect zooxanthella diversity in acroporid corals. Marine Biology. 144: 1–7. Pdficon small.gif

March 20, 2007

Ruano-Rubio, V., and Fares, M. A. 2007. Artifactual phylogenies caused by correlated distribution of substitution rates among sites and lineages: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Systematic Biology 56: 68-82. Pdficon small.gif

March 27, 2007

Mooers, A. O., and S. B. Heard. 1997. Inferring evolutionary process from phylogenetic tree shape. The Quarterly Review of Biology 72: 31-54. Pdficon small.gif

April 3, 2007

Kelchner, S. A., and M. A. Thomas. 2006. Model use in phylogenetics: nine key questions. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 22: 87-94. Pdficon small.gif

April 10, 2007

Leschen, R. A. B., and T. R. Buckley. 2007. Multistate characters and diet shifts: evolution of Erotylidae (Coleoptera). Systematic Biology 56: 97-112. Pdficon small.gif

April 17, 2007

Yesson, C., and A. Culham. 2006. Phyloclimatic modeling: combining phylogenetics and bioclimatic modeling. Systematic Biology 55(5): 785-802. Pdficon small.gif

April 24, 2007 (new time: 3pm)

Ree, R. H. 2005. Detecting the historical signature of key innovations using stochastic models of character evolution and cladogenesis. Evolution 59(2): 257-265. Pdficon small.gif