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Multigene phylogeny of the Mustelidae: Resolving relationships, tempo and biogeographic history of a mammalian adaptive radiation

Klaus-Peter Koepfli1*, Kerry A Deere1, Graham J Slater1, Colleen Begg2, Keith Begg2, Lon Grassman3, Mauro Lucherini4, Geraldine Veron5 and Robert K Wayne1

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1 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1606, USA

2 Postnet Suite 230, Private Bag X18, Rondebosch, 7701, Republic of South Africa

3 Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, MSC 218, 700 University Boulevard, Texas A and M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX 78363, USA

4 Grupo de Ecología Comportamental de Mammiferos (GECM), Cátedra Fisiología Animal, Departamento de Biología, Bioquímica y Farmacia, Universidad Nacional del Sur – CONICET, San Juan 670, 8000 Bahía Blanca, Argentina

5 Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Département Systématique et Evolution, CP 51 USM 601-UMR 5202, Origine, Structure et Evolution de la Biodiversité, 57 Rue Cuvier, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France

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BMC Biology 2008, 6:10  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-6-10

Published: 14 February 2008

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Leaf stability analysis results. Three measures of leaf stability (maximum, difference, and entropy) based on MP bootstrap analyses of the 46 taxa data set.

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The prior probability distributions and posterior probability distributions for eight calibration points employed in dating analyses using the program BEAST [141]. The posterior probability distributions for eight calibration points derived from MCMC analyses without data were run to assess the choice of the joint priors on the posterior estimates when data are included.

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Likelihood values for the reconstruction of ancestral areas. Proportional likelihood values for the reconstruction of ancestral areas in the two-state and four-state analyses (shown in Figures 3 and 4, respectively).

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Sample origin. The species, common name and sample origin for taxa sampled.

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Nuclear gene primer information. Gene symbol and name, primer sequences and description of the 21 nuclear gene segments used in the study.

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Genbank accession numbers. Genbank accession numbers.

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