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Phylogeography and population structure of the Atlantic and Mediterranean green turtle Chelonia mydas: a mitochondrial DNA control region sequence assessment
Mitochondrial (mt) DNA sequences were analysed to resolve the phylogeography and population genetic structure of Atlantic and Mediterranean populations of green turtles (Chelonia mydas). Analysis ofExpand
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Mutation rate variation in multicellular eukaryotes: causes and consequences
A basic knowledge about mutation rates is central to our understanding of a myriad of evolutionary phenomena, including the maintenance of sex and rates of molecular evolution. Although there isExpand
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Molecular and Morphological Supertrees for Eutherian (Placental) Mammals
A large body of diverse comparative data now exists for a major phylogenetic synthesis of the higher-level relationships among eutherian (placental) mammals. We present such a phylogenetic synthesisExpand
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TESTING SPECIES PHYLOGENIES AND PHYLOGENETIC METHODS WITH CONGRUENCE
We assessed the utility of congruence and multiple data sets to test species relationships and the accuracy of phylogenetic methods. The ongoing controversy about whether to combine data sets forExpand
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Genetic composition of a green turtle (Chelonia mydas) feeding ground population: evidence for multiple origins
Abstract Migratory marine turtles are extremely difficult to track between their feeding and nesting areas, and the link between juvenile and adult habitats is generally unknown. To assess theExpand
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Phylogenetic relations of humans and African apes from DNA sequences in the psi eta-globin region.
Sequences from the upstream and downstream flanking DNA regions of the psi eta-globin locus in Pan troglodytes (common chimpanzee), Gorilla gorilla (gorilla), and Pongo pygmaeus (orangutan, theExpand
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DNA systematics and evolution of the artiodactyl family Bovidae.
Nine additional sequences from representatives of different tribes of the family Bovidae were combined with six published artiodactyl sequences to provide orthologous mtDNA for investigation of bovidExpand
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A Three-Stage Colonization Model for the Peopling of the Americas
Background We evaluate the process by which the Americas were originally colonized and propose a three-stage model that integrates current genetic, archaeological, geological, and paleoecologicalExpand
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Predicting functional divergence in protein evolution by site-specific rate shifts.
Most modern tools that analyze protein evolution allow individual sites to mutate at constant rates over the history of the protein family. However, Walter Fitch observed in the 1970s that, if aExpand
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