DNA, morphology and fossils: phylogeny and evolutionary rates of the gastropod genus Littorina.

@article{Reid1996DNAMA,
  title={DNA, morphology and fossils: phylogeny and evolutionary rates of the gastropod genus Littorina.},
  author={David G Reid and E. Rumbak and Richard H. Thomas},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={1996},
  volume={351 1342},
  pages={877-95}
}
Using data from the direct sequencing of fragments of three mitochondrial genes (12S and 16S ribosomal RNA, and cytochrome-b; total length 1469 b.p.) we have reconstructed a gene phylogeny for all 19 living species of the gastropod genus Littorina. Members of the closely related genera Nodilittorina, Littoraria and Mainwaringia have been used as outgroups, and it appears that Littorina is monophyletic. An earlier morphological phylogeny has been revised, and its topology found to be almost… CONTINUE READING