Journal of Bioinformatics, Proteomics and Imaging Analysis
Interpreting Large-Scale Phylogenetic Models of Mammal Class Diversification Based on Mitochondrial Biomarkers
Pangaea Biosciences, Department of Research & Development, Miami, FL USA
Rodriguez,T. Interpreting Large-Scale Phylogenetic Models of Mammal Class Diversification Based on Mitochondrial Biomarkers (2017) Bioinfo Proteom Img Anal 2(2): 162- 168.
© 2017 Rodriguez,T. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Keywordsmammal evolution, Kailgn, mtDNA, Bayesian models, molecular phylogenetics
This investigation reexamines mammal class diversification from a comparative phylogenetic perspective. By reconstructing a large-scale phylogeny based on mitochondrial biomarkers, I seek to reaffirm models of mammal class diversification among lineages that endured through the K-T event and onward. Two hundred thirty-five complete mtDNA sequences and sixty-two major taxa families within the class mammalia were represented in this study. My results will show that divergence among early eutherian mammals can be traced to a single modern group that shares homologous traits with the oldest eutherian fossil species ever found. Moreover, molecular clock analysis of phylogenetic reconstruction highlights the position taken by others rapid diversification between marsupial and placental mammals may have occurred much earlier than traditional models presume.