A molecular view of pinniped relationships with particular emphasis on the true seals

@article{rnason2004AMV,
  title={A molecular view of pinniped relationships with particular emphasis on the true seals},
  author={{\'U}lfur {\'A}rnason and Kristina Bodin and Anette Gullberg and Christina Ledje and M. Jackson Suzette},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={40},
  pages={78-85}
}
Phylogenetic analysis of conservative nucleotide substitutions in 18 complete sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome β gene of Phocidae (true seals), Odobenidae (walruses), and Otariidae (sea lions and fur seals), plus three ursid and three felid sequences, identified the pinnipeds as monophyletic with Otariidae and Odobenidae on a common evolutionary branch. Analysis of total nucleotide differences separated the evolutionary lineages of northern and southern phocids. Both lineages are… 

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