Analysis of Mammalian rDNA Internal Transcribed Spacers

  title={Analysis of Mammalian rDNA Internal Transcribed Spacers},
  author={Annette W. Coleman},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Nuclear rDNA Internal Transcribed Spacers, ITS1 and ITS2, are widely used for eukaryote phylogenetic studies from the ordinal level to the species level, and there is even a database for ITS2 sequences. However, ITS regions have been ignored in mammalian phylogenetic studies, and only a few rodent and ape sequences are represented in GenBank. The reasons for this dearth, and the remedies, are described here. We have recovered these sequences, mostly >1 kb in length, for 36 mammalian species… CONTINUE READING

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