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Homoplastic microinversions and the avian tree of life

Edward L Braun1*, Rebecca T Kimball1, Kin-Lan Han1, Naomi R Iuhasz-Velez2, Amber J Bonilla1, Jena L Chojnowski1, Jordan V Smith1, Rauri CK Bowie34, Michael J Braun56, Shannon J Hackett3, John Harshman37, Christopher J Huddleston5, Ben D Marks8, Kathleen J Miglia9, William S Moore9, Sushma Reddy103, Frederick H Sheldon8, Christopher C Witt118 and Tamaki Yuri1125

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA

2 Department of Mathematics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA

3 Zoology Department, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA

4 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

5 Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Smithsonian Institution, 4210 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746, USA

6 Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics Program, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA

7 4869 Pepperwood Way, San Jose, CA 95124, USA

8 Museum of Natural Science and Department of Biological Sciences, 119 Foster Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA

9 Department of Biological Sciences, Wayne State University, 5047 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202, USA

10 Biology Department, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL 60626, USA

11 Department of Biology and Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA

12 Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73072, USA

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:141  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-141

Published: 25 May 2011

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Additional file 1:

Taxon list. List of the taxa used for this analysis and the accession numbers for the novel CLTCL1 sequences collected for this study, in Microsoft Excel format.

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Supplementary information. Six figures, three tables, and supplementary methods (including the details of the literature survey used to estimate the rates of various types of genomic changes and the power analysis described in the main text), in pdf format.

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Details of a microinversion search. An example of a microinversion search (of TPM1 intron 6) is presented along with a description of the search algorithm using pseudocode, in Microsoft Excel format.

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