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The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has greatly enhanced the field of molecular biology by making numerous regions of the genome (coding and noncoding), in both extant and extinct taxa, accessible for detailed analysis. PCR is especially well suited for applications in systematic biology because conserved regions that flank variable portions of the genome(More)
Of the superfamily Muroidea (31 genera, 1578 species), the Sigmodontinae (74 genera, 377 species) is the second largest subfamily in number of species and represents a significant radiation of rodent biodiversity. Only 2 of the 74 genera are found in both North and South America (Sigmodon and Oryzomys) and the remainder are exclusively from South America.(More)
In this study, we report cDNA sequences of the cytosolic NADP-dependent isocitrate dehydrogenase for humans, mice, and two species of voles (Microtus mexicanus and Microtus ochrogaster). Inferred amino acid sequences from these taxa display a high level of amino acid sequence conservation, comparable to that of myosin beta heavy chain, and share known(More)
The occurrence of rare or novel alleles has been documented in at least 23 different hybrid zones spanning vertebrate and invertebrate taxa. As most novel alleles either occur at high frequencies in hybrid populations or are exclusively restricted to hybrids, it has seemed probable that hybridization has a role in their origin; however, the molecular nature(More)
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