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      α-Globin phylogeny; zip parsimony method; global minimization approach; eutherian order inter-relationships; primate lineage

    • Abstract


      A best-fit α-globin phylogeny was identified by means of a global minimization approach from among the topologies generated by a parsimony strategy. Zip parsimony method was used to derive a set of near-parsimonious trees. For each of these topologies, a difference matrix was computed; and the topology with the best goodness of fit with the original matrix was retained as the best tree. Based on this phylogenetic scheme inter-relationships among eutherian orders and the evolutionary development of primates has been discussed.

    • Author Affiliations


      Shama Barnabas1 2 R Usha1 T N Guru Row1 John Barnabas1

      1. Molecular Evolution Unit, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune - 411 008, India
      2. Post Graduate School for Biological Studies, Ahmednagar College, Ahmednagar - 414 001, India
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