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Pinniped phylogeny and a new hypothesis for their origin and dispersal.
The relationships and the zoogeography of the three extant pinniped families, Otariidae (sea lions and fur seals), Odobenidae (one extant species, the walrus), and Phocidae (true seals), have beenExpand
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Mammalian mitogenomic relationships and the root of the eutherian tree
The strict orthology of mitochondrial (mt) coding sequences has promoted their use in phylogenetic analyses at different levels. Here we present the results of a mitogenomic study (i.e., analysisExpand
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Mitogenomic analyses provide new insights into cetacean origin and evolution.
The evolution of the order Cetacea (whales, dolphins, porpoises) has, for a long time, attracted the attention of evolutionary biologists. Here we examine cetacean phylogenetic relationships on theExpand
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Mitogenomic relationships of placental mammals and molecular estimates of their divergences.
Molecular analyses of the relationships of placental mammals have shown a progressive congruence between mitogenomic and nuclear phylogenies. Some inconsistencies have nevertheless persisted, notablyExpand
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Molecular analysis of wild and domestic sheep questions current nomenclature and provides evidence for domestication from two different subspecies
Complete mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control regions (CR) were sequenced and analysed in order to investigate wild sheep taxonomy and the origin of domestic sheep (Ovis aries). The dataset forExpand
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Marsupial relationships and a timeline for marsupial radiation in South Gondwana.
Recent marsupials include about 280 species divided into 18 families and seven orders. Approximately 200 species live in Australia/New Guinea. The remaining species inhabit South America with some ofExpand
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The Complete Mitochondrial DNA Sequence of the Domestic Sheep (Ovis aries) and Comparison with the Other Major Ovine Haplotype
Abstract. The complete mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) molecule of the domestic sheep, Ovis aries, was sequenced, together with part of the mtDNA of a specimen representing the other major O. ariesExpand
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Molecular Timing of Primate Divergences as Estimated by Two Nonprimate Calibration Points
Abstract. The complete mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) molecule of the hamadryas baboon, Papio hamadryas, was sequenced and included in a molecular analysis of 24 complete mammalian mtDNAs. The particularExpand
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Mitogenomic analyses of caniform relationships.
Extant members of the order Carnivora split into two basal groups, Caniformia (dog-like carnivorans) and Feliformia (cat-like carnivorans). In this study we address phylogenetic relationships withinExpand
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The Mitochondrial Genome of the Sperm Whale and a New Molecular Reference for Estimating Eutherian Divergence Dates
Abstract. Extant cetaceans are systematically divided into two suborders: Mysticeti (baleen whales) and Odontoceti (toothed whales). In this study, we have sequenced the complete mitochondrial (mt)Expand
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