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Potential pitfalls of modelling ribosomal RNA data in phylogenetic tree reconstruction: Evidence from case studies in the Metazoa

Harald O Letsch1* and Karl M Kjer2

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1 Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Zentrum für molekulare Biodiversitätsforschung, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany

2 Rutgers University, Department of Ecology Evolution and Natural Resources Faculty, 14 College Farm Rd., New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:146  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-146

Published: 27 May 2011

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Additional file 1:

Additional tree reconstruction results. Detailed discussion on the results of tree reconstruction of Chilopoda, Hexapoda, Anisoptera, Primates and Heterobranchia.

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Additional file 2:

Tree reconstruction results. All trees (Newick le format) provided by the DNA model setups the and mixed RNA/DNA model setups of all applied data sets.

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Tables. Tables providing the Genbank accession numbers of constraint sequences used for the RNASALSA alignment, the detailed results of the AICc test and the detailed results of the Robinson-Foulds distance measurements.

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Additional file 4:

Taxa list. A list of all applied sequence data with according Genbank accession numbers.

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