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Molecular phylogeny and evolution of primate mitochondrial DNA.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3146681     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We determined nucleotide sequences of homologous 0.9-kb fragments of mitochondrial DNAs (mtDNAs) derived from four species of old-world monkeys, one species of new-world monkeys, and two species of prosimians. With these nucleotide sequences and homologous sequences for five species of hominoids, we constructed a phylogenetic tree for the four groups of primates. The phylogeny obtained is generally consistent with evolutionary trees constructed in previous studies. Our results also suggest that the rate of nucleotide substitution for mtDNAs in hominines (human, chimpanzee, and gorilla) may have slowed down compared with that for old-world monkeys. This evolutionary feature of mitochondrial genes is similar to one found in nuclear genes.
K Hayasaka; T Gojobori; S Horai
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Molecular biology and evolution     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0737-4038     ISO Abbreviation:  Mol. Biol. Evol.     Publication Date:  1988 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-03-23     Completed Date:  1989-03-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501455     Medline TA:  Mol Biol Evol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  626-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Human Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Shizuoka, Japan.
Data Bank Information
Bank Name/Acc. No.:
GENBANK/M22650;  M22651;  M22653;  M22654;  M22655;  M22656;  M22657;  M22681
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MeSH Terms
Amino Acid Sequence
Base Sequence
Cebidae / genetics
Cercopithecidae / genetics
DNA, Mitochondrial*
Hominidae / genetics
Molecular Sequence Data
Primates* / classification,  genetics
RNA, Transfer / genetics
Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid
Species Specificity
Strepsirhini / genetics
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Mitochondrial; 9014-25-9/RNA, Transfer

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