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Evolutionary relationships and divergence times among the native rats of Australia

Robins, Judith; McLenachan, Patricia A; Phillips, Matthew J; McComish, Bennet J; Matisoo-Smith, Elizabeth; Ross, Howard A


BACKGROUND The genus Rattus is highly speciose and has a complex taxonomy that is not fully resolved. As shown previously there are two major groups within the genus, an Asian and an Australo-Papuan group. This study focuses on the Australo-Papuan group and particularly on the Australian rats. There are uncertainties regarding the number of species within the group and the relationships among them. We analysed 16 mitochondrial genomes, including seven novel genomes from six species, to help...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010-12-02
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC evolutionary biology
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-10-375


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