Viviparity stimulates diversification in an order of fish

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Viviparity stimulates diversification in an order of fish. / Helmstetter, Andrew J; Papadopulos, Alexander S T; Igea, Javier; Van Dooren, Tom J M; Leroi, Armand M; Savolainen, Vincent.

In: Nature Communications, Vol. 7, 11271, 12.04.2016.

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Helmstetter, AJ, Papadopulos, AST, Igea, J, Van Dooren, TJM, Leroi, AM & Savolainen, V 2016, 'Viviparity stimulates diversification in an order of fish', Nature Communications, vol. 7, 11271. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms11271

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Helmstetter, A. J., Papadopulos, A. S. T., Igea, J., Van Dooren, T. J. M., Leroi, A. M., & Savolainen, V. (2016). Viviparity stimulates diversification in an order of fish. Nature Communications, 7, [11271]. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms11271

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Helmstetter AJ, Papadopulos AST, Igea J, Van Dooren TJM, Leroi AM, Savolainen V. 2016. Viviparity stimulates diversification in an order of fish. Nature Communications. 7. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms11271

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Helmstetter, Andrew J et al. "Viviparity stimulates diversification in an order of fish". Nature Communications. 2016. 7. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms11271

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Helmstetter AJ, Papadopulos AST, Igea J, Van Dooren TJM, Leroi AM, Savolainen V. Viviparity stimulates diversification in an order of fish. Nature Communications. 2016 Apr 12;7. 11271. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms11271

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Helmstetter, Andrew J ; Papadopulos, Alexander S T ; Igea, Javier ; Van Dooren, Tom J M ; Leroi, Armand M ; Savolainen, Vincent. / Viviparity stimulates diversification in an order of fish. In: Nature Communications. 2016 ; Vol. 7.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Viviparity stimulates diversification in an order of fish

AU - Helmstetter, Andrew J

AU - Papadopulos, Alexander S T

AU - Igea, Javier

AU - Van Dooren, Tom J M

AU - Leroi, Armand M

AU - Savolainen, Vincent

PY - 2016/4/12

Y1 - 2016/4/12

N2 - Species richness is distributed unevenly across the tree of life and this may be influenced by the evolution of novel phenotypes that promote diversification. Viviparity has originated ∼150 times in vertebrates and is considered to be an adaptation to highly variable environments. Likewise, possessing an annual life cycle is common in plants and insects, where it enables the colonization of seasonal environments, but rare in vertebrates. The extent to which these reproductive life-history traits have enhanced diversification and their relative importance in the process remains unknown. We show that convergent evolution of viviparity causes bursts of diversification in fish. We built a phylogenetic tree for Cyprinodontiformes, an order in which both annualism and viviparity have arisen, and reveal that while both traits have evolved multiple times, only viviparity played a major role in shaping the patterns of diversity. These results demonstrate that changes in reproductive life-history strategy can stimulate diversification.

AB - Species richness is distributed unevenly across the tree of life and this may be influenced by the evolution of novel phenotypes that promote diversification. Viviparity has originated ∼150 times in vertebrates and is considered to be an adaptation to highly variable environments. Likewise, possessing an annual life cycle is common in plants and insects, where it enables the colonization of seasonal environments, but rare in vertebrates. The extent to which these reproductive life-history traits have enhanced diversification and their relative importance in the process remains unknown. We show that convergent evolution of viviparity causes bursts of diversification in fish. We built a phylogenetic tree for Cyprinodontiformes, an order in which both annualism and viviparity have arisen, and reveal that while both traits have evolved multiple times, only viviparity played a major role in shaping the patterns of diversity. These results demonstrate that changes in reproductive life-history strategy can stimulate diversification.

KW - Animals

KW - Biodiversity

KW - Cyprinodontiformes

KW - Female

KW - Models, Biological

KW - Phylogeny

KW - Quantitative Trait, Heritable

KW - Time Factors

KW - Viviparity, Nonmammalian

KW - Journal Article

KW - Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

U2 - 10.1038/ncomms11271

DO - 10.1038/ncomms11271

M3 - Article

VL - 7

JO - Nature Communications

JF - Nature Communications

SN - 2041-1723

M1 - 11271

ER -