Phylogeny and Phylogeography

Having a phylogenetic hypothesis of a group of interest is fundamental for understanding the evolution of species traits, species relations in space and time, and factors promoting their diversification. I have investigated this in detail in a number of fish groups, such as Iberian nases and Iberian and Italian barbels.

I have recently used phylogenomic tools and new genome data of Neolamprologus cichlids to disentangle their species tree from the effects of hybridization and incomplete lineage sorting. This manuscript is under review and I hope it will come out soon.

I am currently looking at how paleogeomorphology and paleoclimate shaped the distribution and evolution of fish belonging to the subfamily Cyprininae. More on this soon!

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The Mirror Carp, Cyprinus carpio, is a cyprinin. They owe their aspect to a genetic mutation relative to the normal scaled carp.

 

Last updated: February 7th, 2016

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