Novel 12S mtDNA findings in sloths (Pilosa, Folivora) and anteaters (Pilosa, Vermilingua) suggest a true case of long branch attraction

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Barros, Maria Claudene; Sampaio, Iracilda; Schneider, Horacio;
  • Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de GenĂ©tica
  • Subject: mylodont | sloths | anteaters | molecular evolution | Xenarthra

We sequenced 12S RNA mtDNA for the majority of the extant species of sloths and anteaters and compared our results with previous data obtained by our group using 16S RNA mtDNA in the same specimens and to GenBank sequences of the extinct giant sloth Mylodon. Our results... View more
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