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Research Article

Proboscidean Mitogenomics: Chronology and Mode of Elephant Evolution Using Mastodon as Outgroup

  • Nadin Rohland equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Nadin Rohland, Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas

    Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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  • Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Nadin Rohland, Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas

    Affiliations: Department of Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America, Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Joshua L Pollack,

    Affiliation: Department of Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Montgomery Slatkin,

    Affiliation: Department of Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Paul Matheus,

    Affiliation: Alaska Quaternary Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America

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  • Michael Hofreiter mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: hofreite@eva.mpg.de

    Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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  • Published: July 24, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0050207

About the Authors

Nadin Rohland, Michael Hofreiter
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas, Joshua L Pollack, Montgomery Slatkin
Department of Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America
Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas
Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Paul Matheus
Alaska Quaternary Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: hofreite@eva.mpg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

NR and MH conceived and designed the experiments. NR performed the experiments. PM collected data. ASM, JLP, and MS analyzed the data. NR, ASM, MS, PM, and MH contributed to writing the paper.