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Group II introns as phylogenetic tools: structure, function, and evolutionary constraints

Kelchner, Scott


Group II introns comprise the majority of noncoding DNA in many plant chloroplast genomes and include the commonly sequenced regions trnK/matK, the rps16 intron, and the rpl16 intron. As demand increases for nucleotide characters at lower taxonomic levels, chloroplast introns may come to provide the bulk of plastome sequence data for assessment of evolutionary relationships in infrageneric, intergeneric, and interfamilial studies. Group II introns have many attractive properties for the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Botany


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