University of Lund

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Organization: University of Lund
Country: Sweden

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Cytochrome b nucleotide sequences and the identification of five primary lineages of extant cetaceans
    U Arnason
    Division of Evolutionary Molecular Systematics, University of Lund, Sweden
    Mol Biol Evol 13:407-17. 1996
  2. ncbi The mitochondrial genome of the sperm whale and a new molecular reference for estimating eutherian divergence dates
    U Arnason
    Department of Genetics, Division of Evolutionary Molecular Systematics, University of Lund, Solvegatan 29, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    J Mol Evol 50:569-78. 2000
  3. ncbi Primer mixtures in RAPD analysis
    T Sall
    Department of Genetics, Lund University, Sweden
    Hereditas 132:203-8. 2000
  4. pmc The mitochondrial genomes of the iguana (Iguana iguana) and the caiman (Caiman crocodylus): implications for amniote phylogeny
    A Janke
    Department of Genetics, University of Lund, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 268:623-31. 2001
  5. ncbi Molecular estimates of primate divergences and new hypotheses for primate dispersal and the origin of modern humans
    U Arnason
    Department of Genetics, Division of Evolutionary Molecular Systematics, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
    Hereditas 133:217-28. 2000
  6. ncbi Phylogenetic analysis of 18S rRNA and the mitochondrial genomes of the wombat, Vombatus ursinus, and the spiny anteater, Tachyglossus aculeatus: increased support for the Marsupionta hypothesis
    Axel Janke
    Department of Genetics, Division of Evolutionary Molecular Systematics, University of Lund, Solvegatan 29, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    J Mol Evol 54:71-80. 2002
  7. pmc Mammalian mitogenomic relationships and the root of the eutherian tree
    Ulfur Arnason
    Division of Evolutionary Molecular Systematics, University of Lund, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:8151-6. 2002
  8. ncbi Mitogenomic analyses of eutherian relationships
    U Arnason
    Division of Evolutionary Molecular Systematics, University of Lund, Lund
    Cytogenet Genome Res 96:20-32. 2002
  9. ncbi Phylogeography of field voles (Microtus agrestis) in Eurasia inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences
    Maarit Jaarola
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Lund University, Solvegatan 29, SE 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 11:2613-21. 2002
  10. ncbi Two new avian mitochondrial genomes (penguin and goose) and a summary of bird and reptile mitogenomic features
    Kerryn E Slack
    Division of Evolutionary Molecular Systematics, Department of Cell and Organism Biology, University of Lund, Solvegatan 29, S 223 62, Lund, Sweden
    Gene 302:43-52. 2003

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Publications24

  1. ncbi Cytochrome b nucleotide sequences and the identification of five primary lineages of extant cetaceans
    U Arnason
    Division of Evolutionary Molecular Systematics, University of Lund, Sweden
    Mol Biol Evol 13:407-17. 1996
    ..The level of divergence among the five cetacean lineages, and that seen between cetaceans and artiodactyls, suggests that cetaceans and artiodactyls had a common ancestor approximately 60 Mya...
  2. ncbi The mitochondrial genome of the sperm whale and a new molecular reference for estimating eutherian divergence dates
    U Arnason
    Department of Genetics, Division of Evolutionary Molecular Systematics, University of Lund, Solvegatan 29, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    J Mol Evol 50:569-78. 2000
    ..Molecular estimates of Tertiary eutherian divergences were consistent with the fossil record...
  3. ncbi Primer mixtures in RAPD analysis
    T Sall
    Department of Genetics, Lund University, Sweden
    Hereditas 132:203-8. 2000
    ..In conclusion, the use of two-primer mixtures is a simple but very powerful strategy in BSA as it can generate an extremely large number of markers...
  4. pmc The mitochondrial genomes of the iguana (Iguana iguana) and the caiman (Caiman crocodylus): implications for amniote phylogeny
    A Janke
    Department of Genetics, University of Lund, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 268:623-31. 2001
    ..Phylogenetic analysis of mammalian relationships using the additional outgroups corroborated the Marsupionta hypothesis, which joins the monotremes and the marsupials to the exclusion of the eutherians...
  5. ncbi Molecular estimates of primate divergences and new hypotheses for primate dispersal and the origin of modern humans
    U Arnason
    Department of Genetics, Division of Evolutionary Molecular Systematics, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
    Hereditas 133:217-28. 2000
    ..This hypothesis posits a common mitochondrial and Y-chromosome bottleneck about 400,000 years ago, associated with the origination of the human 2n = 46 karyotype, obstructing genetic exchange with the 2n = 48 Homo contemporaries...
  6. ncbi Phylogenetic analysis of 18S rRNA and the mitochondrial genomes of the wombat, Vombatus ursinus, and the spiny anteater, Tachyglossus aculeatus: increased support for the Marsupionta hypothesis
    Axel Janke
    Department of Genetics, Division of Evolutionary Molecular Systematics, University of Lund, Solvegatan 29, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    J Mol Evol 54:71-80. 2002
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  7. pmc Mammalian mitogenomic relationships and the root of the eutherian tree
    Ulfur Arnason
    Division of Evolutionary Molecular Systematics, University of Lund, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:8151-6. 2002
    ..The analyses identified monophyletic Pinnipedia with Otariidae (sea lions, fur seals) and Odobenidae (walruses) as sister groups to the exclusion of Phocidae (true seals)...
  8. ncbi Mitogenomic analyses of eutherian relationships
    U Arnason
    Division of Evolutionary Molecular Systematics, University of Lund, Lund
    Cytogenet Genome Res 96:20-32. 2002
    ..For example, the divergence between Homo and Pan is estimated to have taken place approximately 10 MYBP, a dating consistent with recent findings in primate paleontology...
  9. ncbi Phylogeography of field voles (Microtus agrestis) in Eurasia inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences
    Maarit Jaarola
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Lund University, Solvegatan 29, SE 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 11:2613-21. 2002
    ..5-0.9 Myr. High levels of mtDNA variation indicate relatively large population sizes and subdivisions within phylogeographic groups during the last glaciation. We report a possible new suture zone in east Europe...
  10. ncbi Two new avian mitochondrial genomes (penguin and goose) and a summary of bird and reptile mitogenomic features
    Kerryn E Slack
    Division of Evolutionary Molecular Systematics, Department of Cell and Organism Biology, University of Lund, Solvegatan 29, S 223 62, Lund, Sweden
    Gene 302:43-52. 2003
    ..The three best supported positions of the root were passerine, but the traditional rooting position between paleognaths and neognaths could not be excluded...
  11. ncbi Genetic variation in organisms with sexual and asexual reproduction
    B O Bengtsson
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Genetics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    J Evol Biol 16:189-99. 2003
    ..The time scale in terms of generations needed to produce this effect is given by the population size and the inverse of the rate of sexuality...
  12. pmc Linkage disequilibrium, gene trees and selfing: an ancestral recombination graph with partial self-fertilization
    M Nordborg
    Department of Genetics, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Genetics 154:923-9. 2000
    ..An important prediction is that all forms of linkage disequilibrium will be more extensive in selfing species. The implications of this are discussed...
  13. pmc The mitochondrial DNA molecule of the aardvark, Orycteropus afer, and the position of the Tubulidentata in the eutherian tree
    U Arnason
    Division of Evolutionary Molecular Systematics, University of Lund, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 266:339-45. 1999
    ..By applying three molecular calibration points the divergence between the aardvark and armadillo-cetferungulates was estimated at ca. 90 million years before present...
  14. ncbi Pattern and timing of evolutionary divergences among hominoids based on analyses of complete mtDNAs
    U Arnason
    Division of Evolutionary Molecular Systematics, University of Lund, Sweden
    J Mol Evol 43:650-61. 1996
    ..The present findings automatically imply a much slower evolution in hominoid DNA (both mitochondrial and nuclear) than commonly recognized...
  15. ncbi The mtDNA sequence of the ostrich and the divergence between paleognathous and neognathous birds
    A Härlid
    Department of Genetics, University of Lund, Sweden
    Mol Biol Evol 14:754-61. 1997
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  16. ncbi Phylogenetic analyses of mitochondrial DNA suggest a sister group relationship between Xenarthra (Edentata) and Ferungulates
    U Arnason
    Division of Evolutionary Molecular Systematics, University of Lund, Sweden
    Mol Biol Evol 14:762-8. 1997
    ..The present findings are in striking contrast with that understanding. The results suggest that Xenarthra and ferungulates separated about 86 MYA...
  17. ncbi The complete mitochondrial genome of Alligator mississippiensis and the separation between recent archosauria (birds and crocodiles)
    A Janke
    Department of Genetics, University of Lund, Sweden
    Mol Biol Evol 14:1266-72. 1997
    ..Maximum-likelihood branch length data of amino acid sequences suggest that the divergence between the avian and crocodilian lineages took place at approximately equal to 254 MYA...
  18. ncbi The complete mitochondrial genome of Rhea americana and early avian divergences
    A Härlid
    Division of Evolutionary Molecular Systematics, Department of Genetics, University of Lund, Solvegatan 29, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    J Mol Evol 46:669-79. 1998
    ..These findings challenge the commonly accepted notion that the most basal avian divergence is that between the Palaeognathae and Neognathae...
  19. ncbi The complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of the pig (Sus scrofa)
    B M Ursing
    Department of Genetics, Division of Evolutionary Molecular Systematics, University of Lund, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    J Mol Evol 47:302-6. 1998
    ..The analysis identified the pig (Suiformes) as a sister group of a cow/whale clade, making Artiodactyla paraphyletic. The split between pig and cow/whale was molecularly dated at 65 million years before present...
  20. pmc Positive correlation between recombination rates and levels of genetic variation in natural populations of sea beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima)
    T Kraft
    Department of Genetics, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Genetics 150:1239-44. 1998
    ..A correlation similar to this has been observed previously in Drosophila, one that was higher than what we obtained for Beta. This is consistent with various biological differences between the two species...
  21. ncbi Molecular timing of primate divergences as estimated by two nonprimate calibration points
    U Arnason
    Division of Evolutionary Molecular Systematics, University of Lund, Solvegatan 29, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    J Mol Evol 47:718-27. 1998
    ..The same datings were obtained in an analysis of clocklike evolving genes. The findings show that recalculation is necessary of all molecular datings based directly or indirectly on a Cercopithecoidea/Hominoidea split 30 MYBP...
  22. ncbi Phylogenetic studies of complete mitochondrial DNA molecules place cartilaginous fishes within the tree of bony fishes
    A S Rasmussen
    Department of Genetics, Division of Evolutionary Molecular Systematics, University of Lund, Solvegatan 29, S 223 62 Lund
    J Mol Evol 48:118-23. 1999
    ..The study also confirmed recent findings demonstrating that the origin of the amniotes is deeper than the diversification of extant bony fishes...
  23. pmc Analyses of mitochondrial genomes strongly support a hippopotamus-whale clade
    B M Ursing
    Department of Genetics, Lund University, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 265:2251-5. 1998
    ..Artiodactyla and the suborder. Suiformes paraphyletic. The divergence between the hippopotamid and cetacean lineages was calculated using this molecular data and was estimated at ca. 54 Ma BP...
  24. ncbi Chloroplast DNA indicates a single origin of the allotetraploid Arabidopsis suecica
    T Sall
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Genetics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    J Evol Biol 16:1019-29. 2003
    ..suecica accessions, which were all identical except for one 5 bp indel. We interpret this low level of variation as a strong indication that A. suecica effectively has a single origin, which we dated at 20 000 years ago or more...