A phylogenetic comparison of 18S ribosomal RNA sequences of lungfish with those of other chordates

J. M.P. Joss, Naomi Cramp, Peter R. Baverstock, Alan M. Johnson

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Abstract

A rapid RNA-sequencing technique was used to partially sequence the 18S ribosomal RNA of species representing seven taxa: Holocephali, Cladistia, Chondrostei, Holostei, Dipnoi, Anura and Caudata. Phylogenetic analysis of the nucleotide sequences strongly suggests that both the Holocephali and Cladistia, and the Anura and Caudata, are each monophyletic groups. There is a weaker suggestion that the Chondrostei and Holostei are monophyletic. The Dipnoi did not group with any one of these more than with any other.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-508
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Journal of Zoology
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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