First application of the SINE (short interspersed repetitive element) method to infer phylogenetic relationships in reptiles: an example from the turtle superfamily Testudinoidea.

@article{Sasaki2004FirstAO,
  title={First application of the SINE (short interspersed repetitive element) method to infer phylogenetic relationships in reptiles: an example from the turtle superfamily Testudinoidea.},
  author={Takeshi Sasaki and Kazuhiko Takahashi and Masato Nikaido and Seiko Miura and Yuichirou Yasukawa and Norihiro Okada},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={705-15}
}
Although turtles (order Testudines) constitute one of the major reptile groups, their phylogenetic relationships remain largely unresolved. Hence, we attempted to elucidate their phylogeny using the SINE (short interspersed repetitive element) method, in which the sharing of a SINE at orthologous loci is indicative of synapomorphy. First, a detailed characterization of the tortoise polIII/SINE was conducted using 10 species from eight families of hidden-necked turtles (suborder Cryptodira). Our… CONTINUE READING
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