Four new avian mitochondrial genomes help get to basic evolutionary questions in the late cretaceous.

@article{Harrison2004FourNA,
  title={Four new avian mitochondrial genomes help get to basic evolutionary questions in the late cretaceous.},
  author={G. Harrison and P. McLenachan and M. Phillips and K. E. Slack and A. Cooper and D. Penny},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={
          974-83
        }
}
Good phylogenetic trees are required to test hypotheses about evolutionary processes. We report four new avian mitochondrial genomes, which together with an improved method of phylogenetic analysis for vertebrate mt genomes give results for three questions in avian evolution. The new mt genomes are: magpie goose (Anseranas semipalmata), an owl (morepork, Ninox novaeseelandiae); a basal passerine (rifleman, or New Zealand wren, Acanthisitta chloris); and a parrot (kakapo or owl-parrot, Strigops… Expand
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