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RUNX2 tandem repeats and the evolution of facial length in placental mammals

Marie A Pointer123, Jason M Kamilar245, Vera Warmuth1, Stephen G B Chester2, Frédéric Delsuc6, Nicholas I Mundy1, Robert J Asher1* and Brenda J Bradley12*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, UK

2 Department of Anthropology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA

3 Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3PS, UK

4 Department of Anatomy, Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona 85308, USA

5 School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA

6 Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution, UMR5554-CNRS-IRD, Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:103  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-103

Published: 28 June 2012

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Additional file 1 :

Amino acid alignment of RUNX2 showing the QA region with some flanking sequence. An asterisk indicates that this sequence was identical in more than one individual.

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Additional file 2:

Source and specimens IDs for skulls measured for each species.

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Additional file 3:

Skull measurements for each species (in cm).

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