The mitochondrial genome structure of Xenoturbella bocki (phylum Xenoturbellida) is ancestral within the deuterostomes

@article{Bourlat2008TheMG,
  title={The mitochondrial genome structure of Xenoturbella bocki (phylum Xenoturbellida) is ancestral within the deuterostomes},
  author={Sarah J. Bourlat and Omar Rota-Stabelli and Robert Lanfear and Maximilian J. Telford},
  journal={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={9},
  pages={107 - 107}
}
BackgroundMitochondrial genome comparisons contribute in multiple ways when inferring animal relationships. As well as primary sequence data, rare genomic changes such as gene order, shared gene boundaries and genetic code changes, which are unlikely to have arisen through convergent evolution, are useful tools in resolving deep phylogenies. Xenoturbella bocki is a morphologically simple benthic marine worm recently found to belong among the deuterostomes. Here we present analyses comparing the… Expand
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