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Diversification in wild populations of the model organism

Title: Diversification in wild populations of the model organism : A genome-wide phylogeographic investigation.
Name(s): Manthey, Joseph D, author
Tollis, Marc, author
Lemmon, Alan R, author
Moriarty Lemmon, Emily, author
Boissinot, Stéphane, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Date Issued: 2016-10-17
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The green anole () is a lizard widespread throughout the southeastern United States and is a model organism for the study of reproductive behavior, physiology, neural biology, and genomics. Previous phylogeographic studies of using mitochondrial DNA and small numbers of nuclear loci identified conflicting and poorly supported relationships among geographically structured clades; these inconsistencies preclude confident use of evolutionary history in association with morphological, physiological, or reproductive biology studies among sampling localities and necessitate increased effort to resolve evolutionary relationships among natural populations. Here, we used anchored hybrid enrichment of hundreds of genetic markers across the genome of and identified five strongly supported phylogeographic groups. Using multiple analyses, we produced a fully resolved species tree, investigated relative support for each lineage across all gene trees, and identified mito-nuclear discordance when comparing our results to previous studies. We found fixed differences in only one clade-southern Florida restricted to the Everglades region-while most polymorphisms were shared between lineages. The southern Florida group likely diverged from other populations during the Pliocene, with all other diversification during the Pleistocene. Multiple lines of support, including phylogenetic relationships, a latitudinal gradient in genetic diversity, and relatively more stable long-term population sizes in southern phylogeographic groups, indicate that diversification in occurred northward from southern Florida.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_27891220 (IID), 10.1002/ece3.2547 (DOI), PMC5108263 (PMCID), 27891220 (RID), 27891220 (EID), ECE32547 (PII)
Keywords: Anolis, Phylogeography, Species tree, Target capture
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Ecology and evolution.
Issue: iss. 22, vol. 6

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Manthey, J. D., Tollis, M., Lemmon, A. R., Moriarty Lemmon, E., & Boissinot, S. (2016). Diversification in wild populations of the model organism : A genome-wide phylogeographic investigation. Ecology And Evolution. Retrieved from