INFERRING PHYLOGENIES FROM mtDNA VARIATION: MITOCHONDRIAL-GENE TREES VERSUS NUCLEAR-GENE TREES REVISITED.

@article{Hoelzer1997INFERRINGPF,
  title={INFERRING PHYLOGENIES FROM mtDNA VARIATION: MITOCHONDRIAL-GENE TREES VERSUS NUCLEAR-GENE TREES REVISITED.},
  author={Guy A. Hoelzer},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1997},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={622-626}
}
The paper by Moore (1995) provided a theoretical basis for preferring mitochondrial-DNA(mtDNA) gene trees over nuclear-gene trees when estimating species phylogenies. This commentary examines conditions that contradict Moore's analysis, suggesting that mtDNA-gene trees for clades exhibiting female philopatry and male dispersal, or a polygynous mating system, may be less reliable indicators of a species phylogeny than nuclear-gene trees. Moore (1995) provides a clear discussion of the… CONTINUE READING

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