Influence of alignment on the mtDNA phylogeny of Cetacea: questionable support for a Mysticeti/Physeteroidea clade.

@article{Cerchio1998InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of alignment on the mtDNA phylogeny of Cetacea: questionable support for a Mysticeti/Physeteroidea clade.},
  author={Salvatore Cerchio and Paul Tucker},
  journal={Systematic biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={
          336-44
        }
}
Cetacea has traditionally been divided into Odontoceti, the toothed whales, and Mysticeti, the baleen whales. These groups have been considered monophy? letic, although their origins and age have been historically debated. Recently, Mil? inkovitch et al. (1993, 1994) reported a revised phylogeny for Cetacea, based upon phylogenetic analysis of mitochon? drial DNA (mtDNA), that challenges the classical assumption of odontocete mono? phyly. Their phylogenetic hypotheses were based initially on… 

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