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Diversification across an altitudinal gradient in the Tiny Greenbul (Phyllastrephus debilis) from the Eastern Arc Mountains of Africa

Jérôme Fuchs124*, Jon Fjeldså3 and Rauri CK Bowie12

Author Affiliations

1 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and Department of Integrative Biology, 3101 Valley Life Science Building, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720-3160, USA

2 DST/NRF Centre of Excellence at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa

3 Centre of Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

4 California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA, 94118, USA

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:117  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-117

Published: 3 May 2011

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Additional file 1:

Scatterplot of the principal component scores derived from five morphological measures. Scatterplot of the principal component scores derived from five morphological measures for P. debilis. Code Key: red (1) lowland rabai, green (2) montane albigula from the Usambara Mts, and blue (3) montane albigula from the Nguru Mts).

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Additional file 2:

Haplotype network obtained from each nuclear loci. Haplotype network obtained from each nuclear loci using TCS. Color codes are: P. d. rabai (green), P. d. debilis (red) and P. d. albigula (blue). Circle size is proportional to haplotype frequency. Note that the scale is different for each locus.

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Assignment of individuals to genetic clusters using the STRUCTURE algorithm. Assignment of individuals to genetic clusters using the STRUCTURE algorithm for K = 3 (mean LogLikelihood across three runs, -ln = 618.7), K = 4 (mean LogLikelihood across three runs, -ln = 631.7), K = 5 (mean LogLikelihood across three runs, -ln = 602.4).

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Bayesian Skyline Plot of the mitochondrial data sets for the subspecies rabai and albigula. Bayesian Skyline Plot of the mitochondrial data sets for the subspecies rabai and albigula.

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List of samples used and Genbank Accession Numbers. List of samples used and Genbank Accession Numbers.

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Additional file 6:

List of loci sequenced and primers used for PCR amplification and sequencing. List of loci sequenced and primers used for PCR amplification and sequencing.

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