Phylogenetic reconstruction of the felidae using 16S rRNA and NADH-5 mitochondrial genes

@article{Johnson2009PhylogeneticRO,
  title={Phylogenetic reconstruction of the felidae using 16S rRNA and NADH-5 mitochondrial genes},
  author={Warren E. Johnson and Stephen J. O’Brien},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  year={2009},
  volume={44},
  pages={S98-S116}
}
The Felidae family represents a challenge for molecular phylogenetic reconstruction because it consists of 38 living species that evolved from a relatively recent common ancestor (10–15 million years ago). We have determined mitochondrial DNA sequences from two genes that evolve at relatively rapid evolutionary rates, 16S rRNA (379 bp) and NADH dehydrogenase subunit 5 (NADH-5, 318 bp), from multiple individuals of 35 species. Based on separate and combined gene analyses using minimum evolution… 

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