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Data from: Addressing incomplete lineage sorting and paralogy in the inference of uncertain salmonid phylogenetic relationships

Citation

Campbell, Matthew; Buser, Thaddaeus; Alfaro, Michael; Lopez, J. Andres (2020), Data from: Addressing incomplete lineage sorting and paralogy in the inference of uncertain salmonid phylogenetic relationships, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.25338/B8DC81

Abstract

Recent and continued progress in the scale and sophistication of phylogenetic research has yielded substantial advances in knowledge of the tree of life; however, segments of that tree remain unresolved and continue to produce contradicting or unstable results. These poorly resolved relationships may be the product of methodological shortcomings or of an evolutionary history that did not generate the signal traits needed for its eventual reconstruction. Relationships within the euteleost fish family Salmonidae have proven challenging to resolve in molecular phylogenetics studies in part due to ancestral autopolyploidy contributing to conflicting gene trees. We examine a sequence capture dataset from salmonids and use alternative strategies to accommodate the effects of gene tree conflict based on aspects of salmonid genome history and the multispecies coalescent. We investigate in detail three uncertain relationships: (1) subfamily branching, (2) monophyly of Coregonus, and (3) placement of Parahucho. Coregoninae and Thymallinae are resolved as sister taxa, although conflicting topologies are found across analytical strategies. We find inconsistent and generally low support for the monophyly of Coregonus, including in results of analyses with the most extensive dataset and complex model. The most consistent placement of Parahucho is as sister lineage of Salmo.

Methods

The DNA sequence data was generated with sequence capture targeting 500 ultra-conserved element loci from actinopterygiian fishes.

Funding

National Institutes of Health, Award: P20GM103395