Molecular phylogeny of cuckoos supports a polyphyletic origin of brood parasitism

@article{Aragn1999MolecularPO,
  title={Molecular phylogeny of cuckoos supports a polyphyletic origin of brood parasitism},
  author={Arag{\'o}n and M{\o}ller and Soler},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={12}
}
Key MethodWe constructed a molecular phylogeny of 15 species of cuckoos using mitochondrial DNA sequences spanning 553 nucleotide bases of the cytochrome b gene and 298 nucleotide bases of the ND2 gene. A parallel analysis for the cytochrome b gene including published sequences in the Genbank database was performed.Expand
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