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Phylogeny and adaptive evolution of the brain-development gene microcephalin (MCPH1) in cetaceans

Michael R McGowen12*, Stephen H Montgomery3, Clay Clark1 and John Gatesy1

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1 Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521 USA

2 Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 540 E. Canfield Ave., Detroit, MI 48201 USA

3 Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, UK

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:98  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-98

Published: 14 April 2011

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