First combined cladistic analysis of marsupial mammal interrelationships.

@article{Asher2004FirstCC,
  title={First combined cladistic analysis of marsupial mammal interrelationships.},
  author={R. Asher and I. Horovitz and M. S{\'a}nchez-Villagra},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={
          240-50
        }
}
We combine osteological, dental, and soft tissue data with sequences from three nuclear and five mitochondrial genes, sampling all major living clades of marsupials plus several extinct taxa, to perform a simultaneous analysis of marsupial interrelationships. These data were analyzed using direct optimization and sensitivity analysis on a parallel supercomputing cluster, and compared with trees produced with conventional parsimony and likelihood algorithms using a static alignment. A major… Expand
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