Molecular analyses of ostracod flocks from Lake Baikal and Lake Tanganyika

  title={Molecular analyses of ostracod flocks from Lake Baikal and Lake Tanganyika},
  author={Isa Sch{\"o}n and Koen Martens},
Ancient lakes are excellent laboratories for evolutionary research, where species can be studied in the cradle where they originated. In this article, we investigate two endemic ostracod species flocks from the two oldest lakes in the world, Lake Baikal (LB) (ca. 28 myr) and Lake Tanganyika (LT) (ca. 12 myr), with DNA sequence data. Nuclear ITS1 failed to resolve the phylogeny of both flocks. Whilst most phylogenetic relationships of the Tanganyika flock are resolved with mitochondrial COI, the… 

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