Using SINEs to probe ancient explosive speciation: "hidden" radiation of African cichlids?

@article{Terai2003UsingST,
  title={Using SINEs to probe ancient explosive speciation: "hidden" radiation of African cichlids?},
  author={Yohey Terai and Kazuhiko Takahashi and Mutsumi Nishida and Tetsu Sato and Norihiro Okada},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2003},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={924-30}
}
Cichlid fishes of the east African Great Lakes represent a paradigm of adaptive radiation. We conducted a phylogenetic analysis of cichlids including pan-African and west African species by using insertion patterns of short interspersed elements (SINEs) at orthologous loci. The monophyly of the east African cichlids was consistently supported by seven independent insertions of SINE sequences that are uniquely shared by these species. In addition, data from four other loci indicated that the… CONTINUE READING

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