Phylogenetic analysis of the GPR50/MT1/MT2/Mel1c genes. (A) Overall phylogenetic tree showing 3 groups of genes: GPR50, MT1/MT2, and Mel1c genes and the animal orders where each branch is expressed. The trees (npl) are the fusion of three phylogenetic trees built based on Neighbour joining, maximum Parsimony and maximum Likelihood (see "Materials and Methods" section for further details). The italic letters correspond to the name given to the branches for the likelihood ratio tests (B) Phylogenetic tree of GPR50 genes. Please note that only mammalian species appear in the tree. (C) Phylogenetic tree of MT1 genes (D) Phylogenetic tree of MT2 genes. (E) Phylogenetic tree of Mel1c genes that do seem to appear only in non mammalian species. Bootstrap values are reported for each npl method.
Dufourny et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 12:28 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-28