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The complete nucleotide sequence of a snake (Dinodon semicarinatus) mitochondrial genome with two identical control regions.
The 17,191-bp mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) of a Japanese colubrid snake, akamata (Dinodon semicarinatus), was cloned and sequenced. The snake mtDNA has some peculiar features that were found in ourExpand
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Sequence evolution of mitochondrial tRNA genes and deep-branch animal phylogenetics
Mitochondrial DNA sequences are often used to construct molecular phylogenetic trees among closely related animals. In order to examine the usefulness of mtDNA sequences for deep-branchExpand
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Complete mitochondrial DNA sequences of the green turtle and blue-tailed mole skink: statistical evidence for archosaurian affinity of turtles.
Turtles have highly specialized morphological characteristics, and their phylogenetic position has been under intensive debate. Previous molecular studies have not established a consistent andExpand
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Mitogenomic evaluation of the historical biogeography of cichlids toward reliable dating of teleostean divergences
BackgroundRecent advances in DNA sequencing and computation offer the opportunity for reliable estimates of divergence times between organisms based on molecular data. Bayesian estimations ofExpand
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Gene rearrangements in snake mitochondrial genomes: highly concerted evolution of control-region-like sequences duplicated and inserted into a tRNA gene cluster.
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) regions corresponding to two major tRNA gene clusters were amplified and sequenced for the Japanese pit viper, himehabu. In one of these clusters, which in most vertebratesExpand
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Complete Mitochondrial DNA Sequences of Six Snakes: Phylogenetic Relationships and Molecular Evolution of Genomic Features
Complete mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequences were determined for representative species from six snake families: the acrochordid little file snake, the bold boa constrictor, the cylindrophiid redExpand
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Mitochondrial genomes from major lizard families suggest their phylogenetic relationships and ancient radiations.
In placental mammals and birds, molecular data generally support a view that they diverged into their ordinal groups in good response to mid-Cretaceous continental fragmentations. However, suchExpand
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Molecular phylogeny of osteoglossoids: a new model for Gondwanian origin and plate tectonic transportation of the Asian arowana.
One of the traditional enigmas in freshwater zoogeography has been the evolutionary origin of Scleropages formosus inhabiting Southeast Asia (the Asian arowana), which is a species threatened withExpand
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Mitochondrial DNA sequences of five squamates: phylogenetic affiliation of snakes.
  • Y. Kumazawa
  • Biology, Medicine
  • DNA research : an international journal for rapid…
  • 2004
Complete or nearly complete mitochondrial DNA sequences were determined from four lizards (Western fence lizard, Warren's spinytail lizard, Terrestrial arboreal alligator lizard, and ChineseExpand
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Sister group relationship of turtles to the bird-crocodilian clade revealed by nuclear DNA-coded proteins.
The phylogenetic position of turtles is a currently controversial issue. Recent molecular studies rejected a traditional view that turtles are basal living reptiles (Hedges, S. B., and L. L. Poling.Expand
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