Mitogenomic Analyses Place the Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) on the Crocodile Tree and Provide Pre-K/T Divergence Times for Most Crocodilians

@article{Janke2004MitogenomicAP,
  title={Mitogenomic Analyses Place the Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) on the Crocodile Tree and Provide Pre-K/T Divergence Times for Most Crocodilians},
  author={A. Janke and A. Gullberg and Sandrine Hughes and R. K. Aggarwal and U. Arnason},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={61},
  pages={620-626}
}
  • A. Janke, A. Gullberg, +2 authors U. Arnason
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Molecular Evolution
  • Based on morphological analyses, extant members of the order Crocodylia are divided into three families, Alligatoridae, Crocodylidae, and Gavialidae. Gavialidae includes one species, the gharial, Gavialis gangeticus. In this study we have examined crocodilian relationships in phylogenetic analyses of seven mitochondrial genomes that have been sequenced in their entirety. The analyses did not support the morphologically acknowledged separate position of the gharial in the crocodilian tree… CONTINUE READING

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