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

  title={The mitochondrial DNA of Xenoturbella bocki: genomic architecture and phylogenetic analysis},
  author={Marleen Perseke and T. Hankeln and B. Weich and G. Fritzsch and P. Stadler and O. Israelsson and D. Bernhard and M. Schlegel},
  journal={Theory in Biosciences},
  • Marleen Perseke, T. Hankeln, +5 authors M. Schlegel
  • Published 2007
  • Computer Science, Biology, Medicine
  • Theory in Biosciences
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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