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Impacts of the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution and KPg Extinction on Mammal Diversification
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Molecular phylogenetic analysis, calibrated with fossils, resolves the time frame of the mammalian radiation and diversification analyses suggest important roles for the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution and KPg mass extinction in opening up ecospace that promoted interordinal and intraordinal diversification, respectively.
Multiple and ancient origins of the domestic dog.
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Sequences from both dogs and wolves showed considerable diversity and supported the hypothesis that wolves were the ancestors of dogs, suggesting that dogs originated more than 100,000 years before the present.
Molecular phylogeny and divergence time estimates for major rodent groups: evidence from multiple genes.
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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.
Microsatellite markers in white-tailed deer.
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A genomic library of DNA from white-tailed deer was constructed for the isolation of d(AC)n microsatellite repeats and homologs of two of the five markers were assigned to bovine chromosomes 4 and 23, respectively, using a panel ofbovine+hamster hybrid somatic cell lines.
Systematics of Mustelid-Like Carnivores
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The phylogenetic relationships of the skunks to the Mustelidae and other caniform carnivores were examined using mitochondrial-DNA sequence data from portions of the 12S and 16S ribosomal RNA genes and morphological data obtained from the literature were used in a total-evidence analysis.
TESTING FOR ANCIENT ADAPTIVE RADIATIONS IN NEOTROPICAL CICHLID FISHES
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It is found that diversification in the Neotropical cichlid clade and the highly diverse tribe Geophagini was consistent with diversity‐dependent, early bursts of divergence followed by decreased rates of lineage accumulation.
Resolution of the African hominoid trichotomy by use of a mitochondrial gene sequence.
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Comparisons of cytochrome oxidase subunit II gene sequences provide clear-cut evidence from the mitochondrial genome for the separation of the African ape trichotomy into two evolutionary lineages, one leading to gorillas and the other to humans and chimpanzees.
Molecular phylogeny of the superorder Archonta.
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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.
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