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This article is part of the supplement: Second Congress of Italian Evolutionary Biologists (First Congress of the Italian Society for Evolutionary Biology)

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Phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial protein coding genes confirms the reciprocal paraphyly of Hexapoda and Crustacea

Antonio Carapelli1, Pietro Liò2, Francesco Nardi1, Elizabeth van der Wath2 and Francesco Frati1*

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1 Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Siena, via A.Moro 2, 53100, Siena, Italy

2 The Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, William Gates Building, 15 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0FD, UK

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2007, 7(Suppl 2):S8  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-7-S2-S8

Published: 16 August 2007

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Additional file 1:

List of taxa used in this study. Taxa in boldface are included in the analysis. Taxa not in boldface have been removed on the basis of the following justifications: 1 – extreme AT bias according to [34,35]; 2 – inversion or translocation on the opposite strand of PCGs [35]; 3 – inversion of CR [43]; 4 – lacks ATP8 gene; 5 – AT content >80%.

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