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Early penguin fossils, plus mitochondrial genomes, calibrate avian evolution.
Testing models of macroevolution, and especially the sufficiency of microevolutionary processes, requires good collaboration between molecular biologists and paleontologists. We report such a testExpand
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Resolving the root of the avian mitogenomic tree by breaking up long branches.
Incomplete taxon sampling has been a major problem in resolving the early divergences in birds. Five new mitochondrial genomes are reported here (brush-turkey, lyrebird, suboscine flycatcher, turkeyExpand
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Four new avian mitochondrial genomes help get to basic evolutionary questions in the late cretaceous.
Good phylogenetic trees are required to test hypotheses about evolutionary processes. We report four new avian mitochondrial genomes, which together with an improved method of phylogenetic analysisExpand
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Two new avian mitochondrial genomes (penguin and goose) and a summary of bird and reptile mitogenomic features.
We report complete mitochondrial (mt) genomes for a penguin (little blue, Eudyptula minor) and a goose (greater white-fronted, Anser albifrons). A revised annotation of avian and reptile mt genomesExpand
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Phylogeny recapitulates geography, or why New Zealand has so many species of skinks
Abstract The evolutionary history of 25 New Zealand scincid lizards in the endemic genera Oligosoma and Cyclodina was examined using 12S rRNA sequence data. Phylogenetic resolution was poor, despiteExpand
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Subordinal artiodactyl relationships in the light of phylogenetic analysis of 12 mitochondrial protein‐coding genes
Ursing, B. M., Slack, K. E. & Arnason, U. (2000) Subordinal artiodactyl relationships in the light of phylogenetic analysis of 12 mitochondrial protein‐coding genes. —Zoologica Scripta, 29, 83–88.
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Regular ArticlePhylogeny recapitulates geography, or why New Zealand has so many species of skinks
The evolutionary history of 25 New Zealand scincid lizards in the endemic genera Oligosoma andCyclodina was examined using 12S rRNA sequence data. Phylogenetic resolution was poor, despite thereExpand
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Avian phylogeny and divergence times based on mitogenomic sequences : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics, Institute of
We report complete mitochondrial (mt) genomes for a penguin (little blue, Eudyptula minor ) and a goose (greater white-fronted, Anser albifrons ). A revised annotation of avian and reptile mt genomesExpand
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