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Single mitochondrial gene barcodes reliably identify sister-species in diverse clades of birds

Erika S Tavares1* and Allan J Baker12

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1 Department of Natural History, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Canada

2 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2008, 8:81  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-8-81

Published: 9 March 2008

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Additional file 1:

Sister-species differences in COI barcode sequences. Sister-species pairs and sampling, fixed substitutions (fixed subst.), bootstrap support, mean interspecific K2P distances (Dinter), and maximum intraspecific K2P distance within each species (Dintra).

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Additional file 2:

Neighbor-joining tree topology constructed from DNA barcodes of sister species of birds. Neighbor-joining tree topology of ~650 bp of mitochondrial gene COI, under the K2P model and pairwise deletion. File in nexus format, opens in TreeView.

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