Origin and Evolution of Tandem Repeats in the Mitochondrial DNA Control Region of Shrikes (Lanius spp.)

@article{Mundy2004OriginAE,
  title={Origin and Evolution of Tandem Repeats in the Mitochondrial DNA Control Region of Shrikes (Lanius spp.)},
  author={Nicholas I. Mundy and Andreas J. Helbig},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={59},
  pages={250-257}
}
The origin and evolution of a 128-bp tandem repeat in the mtDNA control region of shrikes (Lanius: Aves) were investigated. The tandem repeat is present in only two species, L. excubitor and L. ludovicianus. In contrast to the variation in repeat number in L. ludovicianus, all individuals of three subspecies of L. excubitor had three repeats. Comparative analysis suggests that a short direct repeat, and a secondary structure including the tandem repeat and a downstream inverted repeat, may be… CONTINUE READING

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