Molecular and Genomic Data Identify the Closest Living Relative of Primates

  title={Molecular and Genomic Data Identify the Closest Living Relative of Primates},
  author={J. Jane{\vc}ka and Webb Miller and T. Pringle and F. Wiens and A. Zitzmann and K. Helgen and M. Springer and W. Murphy},
  pages={792 - 794}
  • J. Janečka, Webb Miller, +5 authors W. Murphy
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • A full understanding of primate morphological and genomic evolution requires the identification of their closest living relative. In order to resolve the ancestral relationships among primates and their closest relatives, we searched multispecies genome alignments for phylogenetically informative rare genomic changes within the superordinal group Euarchonta, which includes the orders Primates, Dermoptera (colugos), and Scandentia (treeshrews). We also constructed phylogenetic trees from 14… CONTINUE READING
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