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dc.contributor.authorKimball, Rebecca T.
dc.contributor.authorOliveros, Carl H.
dc.contributor.authorWang, Ning
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Noor D.
dc.contributor.authorBarker, F. Keith
dc.contributor.authorField, Daniel J.
dc.contributor.authorKsepka, Daniel T.
dc.contributor.authorChesser, R. Terry
dc.contributor.authorMoyle, Robert G.
dc.contributor.authorBraun, Michael J.
dc.contributor.authorBrumfield, Robb T.
dc.contributor.authorFaircloth, Brant C.
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Brian Tilston
dc.contributor.authorBraun, Edward L.
dc.descriptionThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.en_US
dc.description.abstractIt has long been appreciated that analyses of genomic data (e.g., whole genome sequencing or sequence capture) have the potential to reveal the tree of life, but it remains challenging to move from sequence data to a clear understanding of evolutionary history, in part due to the computational challenges of phylogenetic estimation using genome-scale data. Supertree methods solve that challenge because they facilitate a divide-and-conquer approach for large-scale phylogeny inference by integrating smaller subtrees in a computationally efficient manner. Here, we combined information from sequence capture and whole-genome phylogenies using supertree methods. However, the available phylogenomic trees had limited overlap so we used taxon-rich (but not phylogenomic) megaphylogenies to weave them together. This allowed us to construct a phylogenomic supertree, with support values, that included 707 bird species (~7% of avian species diversity). We estimated branch lengths using mitochondrial sequence data and we used these branch lengths to estimate divergence times. Our time-calibrated supertree supports radiation of all three major avian clades (Palaeognathae, Galloanseres, and Neoaves) near the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary. The approach we used will permit the continued addition of taxa to this supertree as new phylogenomic data are published, and it could be applied to other taxa as well.en_US
dc.rights© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.en_US
dc.subjectMolecular clocken_US
dc.subjectFossil calibrationsen_US
dc.subjectBootstrap supporten_US
dc.titleA Phylogenomic Supertree of Birdsen_US
kusw.kuauthorMoyle, Robert G.
kusw.kudepartmentEcology & Evolutionary Biologyen_US
kusw.kudepartmentKU Biodiversity Instituteen_US
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