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The origin of the Australasian marsupial fauna and the phylogenetic affinities of the enigmatic monito del monte and marsupial mole
Alternative hypotheses in higher–level marsupial systematics have different implications for marsupial origins, character evolution, and biogeography. Resolving the position of the South AmericanExpand
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The Secondary Structure of Mammalian Mitochondrial 16S rRNA Molecules: Refinements Based on a Comparative Phylogenetic Approach
Eighty six complete 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene sequences representing every mammalian order (one monotreme, 33 marsupials, 52 placentals) were employed to establish a core secondary structureExpand
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Additional support for Afrotheria and Paenungulata, the performance of mitochondrial versus nuclear genes, and the impact of data partitions with heterogeneous base composition.
We concatenated sequences for four mitochondrial genes (12S rRNA, tRNA valine, 16S rRNA, cytochrome b) and four nuclear genes [aquaporin, alpha 2B adrenergic receptor (A2AB), interphotoreceptorExpand
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Compensatory substitutions and the evolution of the mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene in mammals.
12S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene sequences from a suite of mammalian taxa (13 placentals, 4 marsupials, 1 monotreme), for which phylogenetic relationships are well established based on independentExpand
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The phylogenetic position of the musky rat-kangaroo and the evolution of bipedal hopping in kangaroos (Macropodidae: Diprotodontia).
Kangaroos and their relatives (family Macropodidae) are divided into the subfamilies Macropodinae (kangaroos, wallabies, pademelons) and Potoroinae (rat-kangaroos, potoroos, bettongs). The muskyExpand
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The interphotoreceptor retinoid binding protein gene in therian mammals: implications for higher level relationships and evidence for loss of function in the marsupial mole.
The subclass Theria of Mammalia includes marsupials (infraclass Metatheria) and placentals (infraclass Eutheria). Within each group, interordinal relationships remain unclear. One limitation of manyExpand
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Intergeneric Relationships Among Macropodoidea (Metatheria: Diprotodontia) and The Chronicle of Kangaroo Evolution
The superfamily of kangaroos (Macropodoidea) is comprised of the subfamilies Propleopinae, Hypsiprymnodontinae, Paleopotoroinae, Potoroinae, Bulungamayinae, Balbarinae, Macropodinae, and Sthenurinae.Expand
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An Analysis of Marsupial Interordinal Relationships Based on 12S rRNA, tRNA Valine, 16S rRNA, and Cytochrome b Sequences
The basal split among living marsupials is traditionally placed between the cohorts Ameridelphiaand Australidelphia. Ameridelphia includes all American forms excepting the South AmericanDramicuipxExpand
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Molecular Evidence for the Last Survivor of an Ancient Kangaroo Lineage
The Australasian marsupial family Macropodidae includes potoroos and bettongs (Potoroinae) as well as larger kangaroos, wallabies, and pademelons (Macropodinae). Perhaps the most enigmatic macropodidExpand
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Rumen Protozoa in the Order Entodiniomorphida