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The “fossilized” mitochondrial genome of Liriodendron tulipifera: ancestral gene content and order, ancestral editing sites, and extraordinarily low mutation rate

Aaron O Richardson1, Danny W Rice1, Gregory J Young12, Andrew J Alverson3 and Jeffrey D Palmer1*

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1 Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 47405, USA

2 DuPont Pioneer, Wilmington, DE, 19880, USA

3 Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 72701, USA

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BMC Biology 2013, 11:29  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-11-29

Published: 15 April 2013

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Additional file 1: Table S1:

Content of the 553,721 bp mitochondrial genome of Liriodendron tulipifera. Table S2. Empirically determined RNA editing sites in each of the 10 species in the study broken down by gene. ‘ND’ indicates no data available, and the total number of unique edit sites across each gene given at bottom. See Methods for data sources. Table S3. Estimated silent substitutions per site per billion years (ssb) and associated 95% confidence interval (CI) lower and upper bounds for the taxa in Figure 4 (other than the Silene species) for both the concatenated mitochondrial (mt) and plastid (cp) gene alignments. Figure S1. Current consensus cladogram of relationships among the eight major lineages of angiosperms [34]. Numbers above branches are estimates of the number of extant species in each group as reported by APG III [33]. Figure S2. Genome content across seed plants. The cladogram at left is based on current phylogenetic consensus [33,34] and the scale at right is in kb. Genome size, in kb, for each sample is given in the middle column.

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