The evolutionary relationships among known life forms

  title={The evolutionary relationships among known life forms},
  author={Robert Cedergren and Michael W. Gray and Yvon Abel and David Sankoff},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
Sequences of small subunit (SSU) and large subunit (LSU) ribosomal RNA genes from archaebacteria, eubacteria, and the nucleus, chloroplasts, and mitochondria of eukaryotes have been compared in order to identify the most conservative positions. Aligned sets of these positions for both SSU and LSU rRNA have been used to generate tree diagrams relating the source organisms/organelles. Branching patterns were evaluated using the statistical bootstrapping technique. The resulting SSU and LSU trees… CONTINUE READING

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