Slow rate of evolution in the mitochondrial control region of gulls (Aves: Laridae).

@article{Crochet2000SlowRO,
  title={Slow rate of evolution in the mitochondrial control region of gulls (Aves: Laridae).},
  author={Pierre Andr{\'e} Crochet and Erick Desmarais},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2000},
  volume={17 12},
  pages={1797-806}
}
We sequenced part of the mitochondrial control region and the cytochrome b gene in 72 specimens from 32 gull species (Laridae, Larini) and 2 outgroup representatives (terns: Laridae, Sternini). Our control region segment spanned the conserved central domain II and the usually hypervariable 3' domain III. Apart from some heteroplasmy at the 3' end of the control region, domain III was not more variable than domain II or the cytochrome b gene. Furthermore, variation in the tempo of evolution of… CONTINUE READING

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