A Phylogenomic Study of Birds Reveals Their Evolutionary History

  title={A Phylogenomic Study of Birds Reveals Their Evolutionary History},
  author={Shannon J. Hackett and Rebecca T. Kimball and Sushma Reddy and Rauri C. K. Bowie and Edward L. Braun and Michael J. Braun and Jena L. Chojnowski and W. Andrew Cox and Kin‐Lan Han and John S. Harshman and Christopher J. Huddleston and Ben D. Marks and Kathleen J. Miglia and William S. Moore and Frederick H. Sheldon and David W. Steadman and Christopher C. Witt and Tamaki Yuri},
  pages={1763 - 1768}
Deep avian evolutionary relationships have been difficult to resolve as a result of a putative explosive radiation. Our study examined ∼32 kilobases of aligned nuclear DNA sequences from 19 independent loci for 169 species, representing all major extant groups, and recovered a robust phylogeny from a genome-wide signal supported by multiple analytical methods. We documented well-supported, previously unrecognized interordinal relationships (such as a sister relationship between passerines and… 
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