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Curr Biol. 1999 Nov 4;9(21):R816-9.

Molecular systematics: Perfect SINEs of evolutionary history?

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Department of Zoology, P.O. Box 118525, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611-8525, USA. miyamoto@zoo.ufl.edu

Abstract

Short interspersed repetitive elements - SINEs - are being championed as near-perfect phylogenetic characters; they have recently been used with notable success to resolve some phylogenetic conundrums, but they do have certain limitations that restrict their use as 'perfect' characters for molecular systematics.

PMID:
10556079
DOI:
10.1016/s0960-9822(99)80498-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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