Ribosomal DNA: Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetic Inference

@article{Hillis1991RibosomalDM,
  title={Ribosomal DNA: Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetic Inference},
  author={David M. Hillis and Michael T. Dixon},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Biology},
  year={1991},
  volume={66},
  pages={411 - 453}
}
Ribosomal DNA (rDNA) sequences have been aligned and compared in a number of living organisms, and this approach has provided a wealth of information about phylogenetic relationships. [] Key Result An analysis of aligned sequences of the four nuclear and two mitochondrial rRNA genes identified regions of these genes that are likely to be useful to address phylogenetic problems over a wide range of levels of divergence.

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