Bird evolution: testing the Metaves clade with six new mitochondrial genomes

@inproceedings{MorganRichards2007BirdET,
  title={Bird evolution: testing the Metaves clade with six new mitochondrial genomes},
  author={Mary Morgan-Richards and Steve A Trewick and Anna Bartosch-H{\"a}rlid and Olga Kardailsky and Matthew J Phillips and Patricia A. McLenachan and David Penny},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2007}
}
Evolutionary biologists are often misled by convergence of morphology and this has been common in the study of bird evolution. However, the use of molecular data sets have their own problems and phylogenies based on short DNA sequences have the potential to mislead us too. The relationships among clades and timing of the evolution of modern birds (Neoaves) has not yet been well resolved. Evidence of convergence of morphology remain controversial. With six new bird mitochondrial genomes… CONTINUE READING
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