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- Rawlence, Nicolas J., et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Science 2014 v.344 no.6186 pp. 898-900
- DNA; dinosaurs; extinction; herbivores; mitochondrial genome; ostriches; phylogeny; Africa; Madagascar; New Zealand
- ... The evolution of the ratite birds has been widely attributed to vicariant speciation, driven by the Cretaceous breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana. The early isolation of Africa and Madagascar implies that the ostrich and extinct Madagascan elephant birds (Aepyornithidae) should be the oldest ratite lineages. We sequenced the mitochondrial genomes of two elephant birds and performed phylogeneti ...
- Rawlence, Nicolas J., et al. Show all 14 Authors
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2014 v.111 no.13 pp. 4826-4831
- chickens; haplotypes; humans; mitochondrial DNA; models; Micronesia; Pacific Ocean; Philippines; Polynesia; South America
- ... The human colonization of Remote Oceania remains one of the great feats of exploration in history, proceeding east from Asia across the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean. Human commensal and domesticated species were widely transported as part of this diaspora, possibly as far as South America. We sequenced mitochondrial control region DNA from 122 modern and 22 ancient chicken specimens from Poly ...
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