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Molecular phylogeny of the major hylobatid divisions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11399155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe DNA sequences for the mitochondrial control region and phenylalanine-tRNA from the four extant gibbon subgenera. In contrast to earlier studies on gibbon phylogeny that used other parts of the mtDNA, the control region depicts the crested gibbons (Nomascus) as the most basal group of the Hylobatidae, followed by Symphalangus, with Bunopithecus and Hylobates as the last to diverge. Our data show that the molecular distances among the four gibbon subgenera are in the same range as those between Homo and Pan, or even higher. As a consequence of these findings, we propose to raise all four gibbon subgenera to genus rank.
C Roos; T Geissmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Molecular phylogenetics and evolution     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1055-7903     ISO Abbreviation:  Mol. Phylogenet. Evol.     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-11     Completed Date:  2001-07-26     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9304400     Medline TA:  Mol Phylogenet Evol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  486-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2001 Academic Press.
AG Primatengenetik, Deutsches Primatenzentrum, Kellnerweg 4, Göttingen, 37077, Germany.
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GENBANK/AF193804;  AF311721;  AF311722;  AF311723;  AF311724;  AF311725
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MeSH Terms
Base Sequence
DNA / chemistry,  genetics
DNA, Mitochondrial / genetics
Evolution, Molecular
Hylobates / classification,  genetics*
Molecular Sequence Data
RNA, Transfer, Phe / genetics
Sequence Alignment
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Mitochondrial; 0/RNA, Transfer, Phe; 9007-49-2/DNA

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