Dramatically elevated rate of mitochondrial substitution in lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera).

@article{Johnson2003DramaticallyER,
  title={Dramatically elevated rate of mitochondrial substitution in lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera).},
  author={K. Johnson and R. Cruickshank and R. J. Adams and V. Smith and R. D. Page and D. Clayton},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2003},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={
          231-42
        }
}
  • K. Johnson, R. Cruickshank, +3 authors D. Clayton
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
  • Few estimates of relative substitution rates, and the underlying mutation rates, exist between mitochondrial and nuclear genes in insects. Previous estimates for insects indicate a 2-9 times faster substitution rate in mitochondrial genes relative to nuclear genes. Here we use novel methods for estimating relative rates of substitution, which incorporate multiple substitutions, and apply these methods to a group of insects (lice, Order: Phthiraptera). First, we use a modification of copath… CONTINUE READING
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