The mitochondrial DNA of Xenoturbella bocki: genomic architecture and phylogenetic analysis

@article{Perseke2007TheMD,
  title={The mitochondrial DNA of Xenoturbella bocki: genomic architecture and phylogenetic analysis},
  author={Marleen Perseke and Thomas Hankeln and Bettina Weich and Guido Fritzsch and Peter F. Stadler and Olle Israelsson and Detlef Bernhard and Martin Schlegel},
  journal={Theory in Biosciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={126},
  pages={35-42}
}
The phylogenetic position of Xenoturbella bocki has been a matter of controversy since its description in 1949. We sequenced a second complete mitochondrial genome of this species and performed phylogenetic analyses based on the amino acid sequences of all 13 mitochondrial protein-coding genes and on its gene order. Our results confirm the deuterostome relationship of Xenoturbella. However, in contrast to a recently published study (Bourlat et al. in Nature 444:85–88, 2006), our data analysis… Expand
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