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Islands beneath islands: phylogeography of a groundwater amphipod crustacean in the Balearic archipelago

Maria M Bauzà-Ribot1, Damià Jaume2, Joan J Fornós3, Carlos Juan1 and Joan Pons2*

Author Affiliations

1 Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Edifici Guillem Colom, Campus Universitari, ctra. Valldemossa, km 7.5, 07122-Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

2 IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB), Instituto Mediterráneo de Estudios Avanzados, c/Miquel Marquès, 21, 07190-Esporles, Balearic Islands, Spain

3 Karst and Littoral Geomorphology Research Group, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Edifici Guillem Colom, Campus Universitari, ctra. Valldemossa, km 7.5, 07122-Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:221  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-221

Published: 26 July 2011

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Additional file 1:

List of sampling sites. Population labels, sampling sites, island, geographical position and number of specimens analysed for three mtDNA and one nuclear marker of Metacrangonyx longipes.

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Additional file 2:

Bayesian cox1 mtDNA tree. Bayesian phylogenetic tree of Metacrangonyx longipes based on the cox1 mitochondrial data set. Values above nodes correspond to bootstrap values > 85% in maximum likelihood analyses (first number) and to posterior probability values > 0.95 (second number).

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Additional file 3:

Ancestral habitat tracing on the Bayesian cox1 mtDNA tree. Parsimonious reconstruction of M. longipes habitat at ancestral nodes. Inland fresh groundwater and brackish groundwater populations are indicated in blue and yellow, respectively.

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