A bayesian analysis of metazoan mitochondrial genome arrangements.

  title={A bayesian analysis of metazoan mitochondrial genome arrangements.},
  author={Bret R. Larget and Donald L. Simon and Joseph B. Kadane and Deborah J. Sweet},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  volume={22 3},
Genome arrangements are a potentially powerful source of information to infer evolutionary relationships among distantly related taxa. Mitochondrial genome arrangements may be especially informative about metazoan evolutionary relationships because (1) nearly all animals have the same set of definitively homologous mitochondrial genes, (2) mitochondrial genome rearrangement events are rare relative to changes in sequences, and (3) the number of possible mitochondrial genome arrangements is huge… CONTINUE READING