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Evolution of miniaturization and the phylogenetic position of Paedocypris, comprising the world's smallest vertebrate

Lukas Rüber1*, Maurice Kottelat2, Heok Hui Tan3, Peter KL Ng3 and Ralf Britz1

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1 Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK

2 Route de la Baroche 12, Case postale 57, CH-2952 Cornol, Switzerland (permanent address) and Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge, Singapore 119260

3 Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge, Singapore 119260

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2007, 7:38  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-7-38

Published: 13 March 2007

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Additional File 1:

Table 1 – Specimen information, GenBank accession numbers, and alignment of the 3' end of the cytb, stop codon, non coding region, and 5' end of tRNA-Thr of the taxa included in this study. This table lists the families, subfamilies, species, and GenBank accession numbers (including sequences directly obtained from GenBank; GenBank entries from this study are underlined) for the cytb nucleotide sequence data. Subfamily assignments of the cyprinid taxa follow [24] with modifications from [9,47]. The alignment of the 3' end of the cytb, stop codon, non coding region, and 5' end of tRNA-Thr is given to illustrate changes occurring in this nucleotide region (non coding region, and 5' end of tRNA-Thr are not shown for taxa with a complete mitochondrial genome entry in GenBank).

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Table 2 – Additional primers used to amplify the complete cytb of the taxa sequenced specifically for this study. This table lists the additional primers used for this study. For previously published primers the references are given, primers designed for this study are given 5' to 3'.

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