No variation and low synonymous substitution rates in coral mtDNA despite high nuclear variation

@article{Hellberg2005NoVA,
  title={No variation and low synonymous substitution rates in coral mtDNA despite high nuclear variation},
  author={Michael E. Hellberg},
  journal={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={24 - 24}
}
The mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) of most animals evolves more rapidly than nuclear DNA, and often shows higher levels of intraspecific polymorphism and population subdivision. The mtDNA of anthozoans (corals, sea fans, and their kin), by contrast, appears to evolve slowly. Slow mtDNA evolution has been reported for several anthozoans, however this slow pace has been difficult to put in phylogenetic context without parallel surveys of nuclear variation or calibrated rates of synonymous substitution… CONTINUE READING
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