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A Phylogenomic Supertree of Birds

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dc.contributor.author Kimball, Rebecca T. en
dc.contributor.author Oliveros, Carl H. en
dc.contributor.author Wang, Ning en
dc.contributor.author White, Noor D. en
dc.contributor.author Barker, F. Keith en
dc.contributor.author Field, Daniel J. en
dc.contributor.author Ksepka, Daniel T. en
dc.contributor.author Chesser, R. Terry en
dc.contributor.author Moyle, Robert G. en
dc.contributor.author Braun, Michael J. en
dc.contributor.author Brumfield, Robb T. en
dc.contributor.author Faircloth, Brant C. en
dc.contributor.author Smith, Brian Tilston en
dc.contributor.author Braun, Edward L. en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-26T02:01:44Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-26T02:01:44Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Kimball, Rebecca T., Oliveros, Carl H., Wang, Ning, White, Noor D., Barker, F. Keith, Field, Daniel J., Ksepka, Daniel T., Chesser, R. Terry, Moyle, Robert G., Braun, Michael J., Brumfield, Robb T., Faircloth, Brant C., Smith, Brian Tilston, and Braun, Edward L. 2019. "<a href="https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/98335">A Phylogenomic Supertree of Birds</a>." <em>Diversity</em>. 11 (7):109. <a href="https://doi.org/10.3390/d11070109">https://doi.org/10.3390/d11070109</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 1424-2818
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10088/98335
dc.description.abstract It has long been appreciated that analyses of genomic data (e.g., whole genome sequencing or sequence capture) have the potential to reveal the tree of life, but it remains challenging to move from sequence data to a clear understanding of evolutionary history, in part due to the computational challenges of phylogenetic estimation using genome-scale data. Supertree methods solve that challenge because they facilitate a divide-and-conquer approach for large-scale phylogeny inference by integrating smaller subtrees in a computationally efficient manner. Here, we combined information from sequence capture and whole-genome phylogenies using supertree methods. However, the available phylogenomic trees had limited overlap so we used taxon-rich (but not phylogenomic) megaphylogenies to weave them together. This allowed us to construct a phylogenomic supertree, with support values, that included 707 bird species (~7% of avian species diversity). We estimated branch lengths using mitochondrial sequence data and we used these branch lengths to estimate divergence times. Our time-calibrated supertree supports radiation of all three major avian clades (Palaeognathae, Galloanseres, and Neoaves) near the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary. The approach we used will permit the continued addition of taxa to this supertree as new phylogenomic data are published, and it could be applied to other taxa as well. en
dc.relation.ispartof Diversity en
dc.title A Phylogenomic Supertree of Birds en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 151799
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/d11070109
rft.jtitle Diversity
rft.volume 11
rft.issue 7
rft.spage 109
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-reviewed en
dc.citation.spage 109

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