Australian Journal of Zoology Australian Journal of Zoology Society
Evolutionary, molecular and comparative zoology

DNA-DNA Hybridization Studies and Marsupial Phylogeny

M Westerman, DN Janczewski and SJ Obrien

Australian Journal of Zoology 37(3) 315 - 323
Published: 1989


DNA-DNA hybridisations using 'unique' DNA sequences have been done on 11 marsupial species representing seven of the major families. The phylogenetic reconstruction of the branching sequence of the species studied is largely consistent with previous taxonomic predictions. This technique will be important in resolving some of the currently outstanding problems of marsupial taxonomy.

© CSIRO 1989

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