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Reticulate phylogeny of gastropod-shell-breeding cichlids from Lake Tanganyika – the result of repeated introgressive hybridization

Stephan Koblmüller1, Nina Duftner2, Kristina M Sefc1, Mitsuto Aibara3, Martina Stipacek1, Michel Blanc1, Bernd Egger1 and Christian Sturmbauer1*

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1 Department of Zoology, University of Graz, Universitätsplatz 2, 8010 Graz, Austria

2 Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin,1 University Station, #C0930, Austin, TX 78712, USA

3 Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, B21-4259, Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8501, Japan

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2007, 7:7  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-7-7

Published: 25 January 2007

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Additional file 1:

Species information, geographic origin and GenBank accession numbers of all taxa used for phylogenetic analysis.

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Matrix of characters used for estimating similarity indices between hybrids and candidate parental species.

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Morphometric measurements for PCA of hybrids and parental species.

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Meristic measurements for PCA of hybrids and parental species.

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Factor loadings of morphometric measurements on the first three principal components of Lamprologus callipterus (n = 5), Neolamprologus brevis (n = 5), N. fasciatus (n = 5), hybrid 1 (n = 2) and hybrid 2 (n = 2).

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Factor loadings of meristic measurements on the first three principal components of Lamprologus callipterus (n = 5), Neolamprologus brevis (n = 5), N. fasciatus (n = 5), hybrid 1 (n = 2) and hybrid 2 (n = 2).

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Allele sizes of six microsatellite loci for 30 individuals representing 19 species of the "ossified group" of lamprologines.

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Allele sizes of six microsatellite loci in four hybrid specimens collected at Wonzye and characterization of the genetic diversity in the parental species at the same locality, with allele size range, expected (He) and observed (Ho) heterozygosity.

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