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"Nested" cryptic diversity in a widespread marine ecosystem engineer: a challenge for detecting biological invasions

Peter R Teske1234*, Marc Rius56, Christopher D McQuaid3, Craig A Styan78, Maxine P Piggott9, Saïd Benhissoune10, Claudio Fuentes-Grünewald11, Kathy Walls12, Mike Page13, Catherine RM Attard2, Georgina M Cooke2, Claire F McClusky7, Sam C Banks9, Nigel P Barker4 and Luciano B Beheregaray12

Author Affiliations

1 Molecular Ecology Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia

2 Molecular Ecology Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney 2109, Australia

3 Department of Zoology and Entomology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa

4 Molecular Ecology and Systematics Group, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa

5 Centre for Invasion Biology, Zoology Department, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa

6 Current Address: Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616, USA

7 School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, PO Box 423, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280, Australia

8 Centre for Ocean Studies, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Perth, Western Australia 6009, Australia

9 Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200, Australia

10 Laboratoire des Substances Naturelles, Equipe d'Océanographie Biologique, Département de Biologie, Faculté des Sciences, BP.403, Agadir principale, 80.000, Agadir, Morocco

11 Institut de Ciències del Mar, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (ICM-CSIC), Passeig Maritím de la Barceloneta 37-49, 08003, Barcelona, Spain

12 Environmental and Marine Response, Biosecurity Response | Post-Border, MAF Biosecurity New Zealand, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Te Manatu Ahuwhenua, Ngaherehere, New Zealand

13 National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), PO Box 893, Nelson 7040, New Zealand

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:176  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-176

Published: 21 June 2011

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Combined sequence data used for phylogeny reconstructions.

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