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Multiple recent horizontal transfers of the cox1 intron in Solanaceae and extended co-conversion of flanking exons

Maria V Sanchez-Puerta1*, Cinthia C Abbona2, Shi Zhuo3, Eric J Tepe45, Lynn Bohs4, Richard G Olmstead6 and Jeffrey D Palmer3

Author Affiliations

1 Instituto de Ciencias Básicas, IBAM-CONICET and Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Alte. Brown 500, Mendoza (5500), Argentina

2 IBAM-CONICET and Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Alte. Brown 500, Mendoza (5500), Argentina

3 Department of Biology, Indiana University, 1001 E Third St., Bloomington (47405), USA

4 Department of Biology, University of Utah, 257 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City (84112), USA

5 Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati (45221), USA

6 Department of Biology, University of Washington, Hitchcock Hall 423, Seattle (98195), USA

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:277  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-277

Published: 27 September 2011

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Additional file 1:

List of taxa from the family Solanaceae examined in this study. Taxonomic information, geographic origin or source (if known), collection number (voucher herbarium), and GenBank accession numbers of taxa from the family Solanaceae examined in this study.

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Additional file 2:

The cox1 gene alignment. Nucleotide alignment of the cox1 gene (including its intron sequence) for all taxa included in the phylogenetic analysis shown in Figure 4. Sites of predicted RNA editing are in red in the reference sequence, while the putative endonuclease ORF is in green.

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Additional file 3:

Taxonomic information and GenBank accession numbers. Taxonomic information and GenBank accession numbers of all taxa included in the analyses shown in Figures 3 and 4.

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Additional file 4:

Phylogenetic tree of Brunfelsia spp. based on chloroplast data. Maximum likelihood phylogeny of 7 species of Brunfelsia based on analysis of chloroplast ndhF and trnLF. Numbers above branches are bootstrap support values > 50%. GenBank numbers for sequences generated here are shown in boldface. Primers used for sequence amplification are from Olmstead et al [46].

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