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The genomic timeline of cichlid fish diversification across continents

Matschiner, Michael and Böhne, Astrid and Ronco, Fabrizia and Salzburger, Walter. (2020) The genomic timeline of cichlid fish diversification across continents. Nature communications, 11 (1). p. 5895.

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Abstract

Cichlid fishes are celebrated for their vast taxonomic, phenotypic, and ecological diversity; however, a central aspect of their evolution - the timeline of their diversification - remains contentious. Here, we generate draft genome assemblies of 14 species representing the global cichlid diversity and integrate these into a new phylogenomic hypothesis of cichlid and teleost evolution that we time-calibrate with 58 re-evaluated fossil constraints and a new Bayesian model accounting for fossil-assignment uncertainty. Our results support cichlid diversification long after the breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana and lay the foundation for precise temporal reconstructions of the exceptional continental cichlid adaptive radiations.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Integrative Biologie > Evolutionary Biology (Salzburger)
UniBasel Contributors:Salzburger, Walter
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Nature Research
ISSN:2041-1723
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Deposited On:05 Feb 2021 13:20

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