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Phylogeny and divergence-date estimates of rapid radiations in muroid rodents based on multiple nuclear genes.
A phylogenetic study comprising 53 genera sequenced for four nuclear genes, GHR, BRCA1, RAG1, and c-myc, totaling up to 6400 nucleotides presents a revised classification for this largest but most unsettled mammalian superfamily. Expand
Parallel adaptive radiations in two major clades of placental mammals
Two independent molecular data sets, having aligned lengths of DNA of 5,708 and 2,947 base pairs, respectively, are analysed for all orders of placental mammals to resolve placental orders into four groups: Xenarthra, Afrotheria, Laurasiatheria, and Euarchonta plus Glires. Expand
Pliocene colonization and adaptive radiations in Australia and New Guinea (Sahul): multilocus systematics of the old endemic rodents (Muroidea: Murinae).
The authors' results strongly supported monophyly of the Sahulian Old Endemic rodents and its sister relationship to the Philippine old endemics of the Chrotomys division, and support for the consensus topology increased with more (even conflicting) data. Expand
Molecular phylogeny and divergence time estimates for major rodent groups: evidence from multiple genes.
Exons of growth hormone receptor (GHR) and breast cancer susceptibility (BRCA1) genes were sequenced for a wide diversity of rodents and other mammals and sequences of the mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene and previously published sequences of von Willebrand factor were combined to support monophyly. Expand
Higher-level systematics of rodents and divergence time estimates based on two congruent nuclear genes.
Phylogenetic analysis of over 4600 aligned nucleotide sequences from two nuclear genes, growth hormone receptor and BRCA1, provided congruent phylogenies depicting relationships among the majorExpand
Molecular phylogeny of the superorder Archonta.
  • R. Adkins, R. Honeycutt
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 15 November 1991
Phylogenetic analyses of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit II gene give evidence that primates, tree shrews, and flying lemurs have a recent common ancestor but that bats are genealogically distant, and the monophyletic origin of bats is supported. Expand
Multigene phylogeny of the Old World mice, Murinae, reveals distinct geographic lineages and the declining utility of mitochondrial genes compared to nuclear genes.
The first cladistic analysis sampling multiple representatives of most major groups based on DNA sequence for three nuclear and one mitochondrial fragments suggests that nuclear genes may be more useful even for relatively recent divergences (< 10MYA). Expand
Evolution of the primate cytochrome c oxidase subunit II gene
In congruence with previous studies on COII, it was found that the monkeys and apes have undergone a nearly two-fold increase in the rate of amino acid replacement relative to other primates. Expand
Episodic evolution of growth hormone in primates and emergence of the species specificity of human growth hormone receptor.
The data revealed proportionally more amino acid replacements at the functionally important sites in both GH and GHR in simians but, surprisingly, showed few coincidental replacements of amino acids forming the same intermolecular contacts between the two proteins. Expand
Mitochondrial gene sequences and the molecular systematics of the artiodactyl subfamily bovinae.
Rates of evolution in the COII gene are examined and compared to evolutionary rates in mtDNA tRNA/rRNA genes and the D-loop among other artiodactyl taxa. Expand