The platypus is in its place: nuclear genes and indels confirm the sister group relation of monotremes and Therians.

@article{Rheede2006ThePI,
  title={The platypus is in its place: nuclear genes and indels confirm the sister group relation of monotremes and Therians.},
  author={Teun van Rheede and Trijntje Bastiaans and David N. Boone and S. Blair Hedges and Wilfried W. de Jong and Ole Madsen},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={587-97}
}
Morphological data supports monotremes as the sister group of Theria (extant marsupials + eutherians), but phylogenetic analyses of 12 mitochondrial protein-coding genes have strongly supported the grouping of monotremes with marsupials: the Marsupionta hypothesis. Various nuclear genes tend to support Theria, but a comprehensive study of long concatenated sequences and broad taxon sampling is lacking. We therefore determined sequences from six nuclear genes and obtained additional sequences… CONTINUE READING

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