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Congruent Avian Phylogenies Inferred from Mitochondrial and Nuclear DNA Sequences

dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Moreno, Jaimeen_US
dc.contributor.authorMindell, David P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSorenson, Michael D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-09-11T19:42:33Z
dc.date.available2006-09-11T19:42:33Z
dc.date.issued2003-07en_US
dc.identifier.citationGarcía-Moreno, Jaime; Sorenson, Michael D.; Mindell, David P.; (2003). "Congruent Avian Phylogenies Inferred from Mitochondrial and Nuclear DNA Sequences." Journal of Molecular Evolution 57(1): 27-37. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/48056>en_US
dc.identifier.issn0022-2844en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/48056
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=retrieve&db=pubmed&list_uids=12962303&dopt=citationen_US
dc.description.abstractRecent molecular studies addressing the phylogenetic relationships of avian orders have had conflicting results. While studies using nuclear DNA sequences tend to support traditional taxonomic views, also supported by morphological data [(paleognaths (galloanseres (all other birds)))], with songbirds forming a clade within Neoaves (all other birds), analyses with complete mtDNA genomes have resulted in topologies that place songbirds as one of the earliest-diverging avian lineages. Considering that over half of the extant bird species are songbirds, these different results have very different implications for our understanding of avian evolution. We analyzed data sets comprising nearly 4 kb of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) (complete 12S, ND1, ND2, and cytochrome b ) plus 600 bp of the nuclear gene c-mos for 15 birds that were chosen to represent all major avian clades and to minimize potential long-branch attraction problems; we used a partition-specific maximum likelihood approach. Our results show congruence with respect to the ingroup among phylogenies obtained with mtDNA and the nuclear gene c-mos, separately or combined. The data sets support a traditional avian taxonomy, with paleognaths (ratites and tinamous) occupying a basal position and with songbirds more derived and forming a monophyletic group. We also show that, for mtDNA studies, turtles may be a better outgroup for birds than crocodilians because of their slower rate of sequence evolution.en_US
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dc.publisherSpringer-Verlag; Springer-Verlag New York Inc.en_US
dc.subject.otherMtDNAen_US
dc.subject.otherC-mosen_US
dc.subject.otherPhylogeny Congruenceen_US
dc.subject.otherPhilosophyen_US
dc.subject.otherAvian Phylogenyen_US
dc.subject.otherAvesen_US
dc.titleCongruent Avian Phylogenies Inferred from Mitochondrial and Nuclear DNA Sequencesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resources and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelEcology and Evolutionary Biologyen_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Revieweden_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumDepartment of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, 1109 Geddes Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-1079, USA,en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationotherDepartment of Biology, Boston University, 5 Cummington Street, Boston MA 02215, USA,en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationotherMax Planck Research Centre for Ornithology—Vogelwarte Radolfzell, Schlossalleé 2, 78315 Radolfzell, Germany, ; Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Constance, Germany,en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.identifier.pmid12962303en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/48056/1/239_2002_Article_2443.pdfen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00239-002-2443-9en_US
dc.identifier.sourceJournal of Molecular Evolutionen_US
dc.owningcollnameInterdisciplinary and Peer-Reviewed


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