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Inferring Kangaroo Phylogeny from Incongruent Nuclear and Mitochondrial Genes

Phillips, Matthew J.; Haouchar, Dalal; Pratt, Renae C.; Gibb, Gillian C.; Bunce, Michael


The marsupial genus Macropus includes three subgenera, the familiar large grazing kangaroos and wallaroos of M. (Macropus) and M. (Osphranter), as well as the smaller mixed grazing/browsing wallabies of M. (Notamacropus). A recent study of five concatenated nuclear genes recommended subsuming the predominantly browsing Wallabia bicolor (swamp wallaby) into Macropus. To further examine this proposal we sequenced partial mitochondrial genomes for kangaroos and wallabies. These sequences strongly...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-02-22
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057745


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