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A time-calibrated molecular phylogeny of the precious corals: reconciling discrepancies in the taxonomic classification and insights into their evolutionary history

Néstor E Ardila13, Gonzalo Giribet2 and Juan A Sánchez1*

Author Affiliations

1 Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas-Facultad de Ciencias, Laboratorio de Biología Molecular Marina (BIOMMAR), Universidad de los Andes, Carrera 1E No 18A-10, Bogotá, Colombia

2 Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA

3 Present address: Departamento de Ciencias Básicas, Programa de Biología, Universidad de la Salle, Carrera 2 No. 10-70, Bogotá, Colombia

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:246  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-246

Published: 18 December 2012

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Additional file 1:

Sequences and specimens of coralliids used in this study. Acronyms as follows: National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution, USA (USNM); The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand (NIWA); CSIRO Tasmania (TMH); Academia Sinica, Taiwan (ASIZ). Sequences not generated in this study are in bold. Source: 1Herrera et al. 2009, 2Uda et al. 2011, 3Calderon et al. 2006, 4Tinti et al. (unpublished), 5France S.C. & Thoma (unpublished).

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