Resolution of the Early Placental Mammal Radiation Using Bayesian Phylogenetics

@article{Murphy2001ResolutionOT,
  title={Resolution of the Early Placental Mammal Radiation Using Bayesian Phylogenetics},
  author={W. Murphy and E. Eizirik and S. O'brien and O. Madsen and M. Scally and C. Douady and E. Teeling and O. Ryder and M. Stanhope and W. D. de Jong and M. Springer},
  journal={Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={294},
  pages={2348 - 2351}
}
  • W. Murphy, E. Eizirik, +8 authors M. Springer
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Molecular phylogenetic studies have resolved placental mammals into four major groups, but have not established the full hierarchy of interordinal relationships, including the position of the root. The latter is critical for understanding the early biogeographic history of placentals. We investigated placental phylogeny using Bayesian and maximum-likelihood methods and a 16.4-kilobase molecular data set. Interordinal relationships are almost entirely resolved. The basal split is between… CONTINUE READING
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