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Bird evolution: testing the Metaves clade with six new mitochondrial genomes

Mary Morgan-Richards12*, Steve A Trewick12, Anna Bartosch-Härlid3, Olga Kardailsky1, Matthew J Phillips14, Patricia A McLenachan1 and David Penny1

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1 Allan Wilson Center for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

2 Ecology Group, INR, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

3 Department of Genetics, Cell and Organism Biology, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden

4 Centre for Macroevolution and Macroecology, School of Botany and Zoology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2008, 8:20  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-8-20

Published: 23 January 2008

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Birds with both mitochondrial and nuclear intron sequence data. The 35 birds common (or phylogenetically equivalent) to both mitochondrial (this paper) and the seventh intron of the β-fibrinogen datasets (Fain and Houde 2004), used to explore the phylogenetic signal within the seventh intron of the β-fibrinogen sequence.

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