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Cleaning up the 'Bigmessidae': Molecular phylogeny of scleractinian corals from Faviidae, Merulinidae, Pectiniidae and Trachyphylliidae

Danwei Huang12*, Wilfredo Y Licuanan3, Andrew H Baird4 and Hironobu Fukami5

Author Affiliations

1 Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

2 Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117543, Singapore

3 Br. Alfred Shields Marine Station and Biology Department, De La Salle University, Manila 1004, The Philippines

4 ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia

5 Department of Marine Biology and Environmental Science, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki 889-2192, Japan

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:37  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-37

Published: 7 February 2011

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'Bigmessidae' corals. Photographs of most coral specimens sequenced in this study. More photographs are available from the authors.

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Maximum likelihood tree topology of the combined molecular data. Numbers above branches are maximum likelihood bootstrap ≥50 and Bayesian posterior probability ≥0.9, while numbers below denote maximum parsimony bootstrap ≥50 and neighbor-joining bootstrap ≥50. Family classification follows definitions given for Figure 1.

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Maximum likelihood tree topology of each partition. Numbers adjacent to branches are bootstrap support values ≥50. Definitions for family classification follow Figure 1.

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