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Research Article

Contrasting Evolutionary Dynamics and Information Content of the Avian Mitochondrial Control Region and ND2 Gene

  • F. Keith Barker mail,

    barke042@umn.edu

    Affiliations: Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Mariah K. Benesh,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Arion J. Vandergon,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Scott M. Lanyon

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Published: October 05, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046403

About the Authors

F. Keith Barker
Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
F. Keith Barker, Mariah K. Benesh, Arion J. Vandergon, Scott M. Lanyon
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: barke042@umn.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FKB. Performed the experiments: FKB MKB AJV. Analyzed the data: FKB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FKB SML. Wrote the paper: FKB. Contributed funding: FKB SML.