mtDNA diversity in rhesus monkeys reveals overestimates of divergence time and paraphyly with neighboring species.

@article{Melnick1993mtDNADI,
  title={mtDNA diversity in rhesus monkeys reveals overestimates of divergence time and paraphyly with neighboring species.},
  author={D. J. Melnick and G. A. Hoelzer and Richard Absher and Mary V. Ashley},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={1993},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={
          282-95
        }
}
Reconstructions of the human-African great ape phylogeny by using mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) have been subject to considerable debate. One confounding factor may be the lack of data on intraspecific variation. To test this hypothesis, we examined the effect of intraspecific mtDNA diversity on the phylogenetic reconstruction of another Plio-Pleistocene radiation of higher primates, the fascicularis group of macaque (Macaca) monkey species. Fifteen endonucleases were used to identify 10 haplotypes… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 49 CITATIONS, ESTIMATED 54% COVERAGE

90 Citations

051015'95'00'06'12'18
Citations per Year
Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 90 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.

References

Publications referenced by this paper.

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…