Molecular evidence for phylogenetic relationships among buntings and American sparrows (Emberizidae)

@inproceedings{Grapputo2001MolecularEF,
  title={Molecular evidence for phylogenetic relationships among buntings and American sparrows (Emberizidae)},
  author={Alessandro Grapputo and Andrea Pilastro and A. J. Baker and G. A. Marin},
  year={2001}
}
To help clarify controversial phylogenetic relationships within the family Emberizidae, we sequenced 1238 bp of mitochondrial DNA from the cytochrome b gene and a flanking portion of ND5. Although the longspurs (Calcarius) and the snow buntings (Plectrophenax) have been grouped with the Old World buntings (Emberiza) in traditional classifications, our molecular phylogenies constructed with maximum likelihood and maximum parsimony place these genera basal to a clade in which the Old World… CONTINUE READING
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