Published Online: 14 MAR 2008
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Disotell, T. R. 2008. Primate Phylogenetics. eLS. .
- Published Online: 14 MAR 2008
Hypotheses of primate phylogenetic relationships have been greatly influenced by molecular systematic approaches. Improved methods of obtaining and amplifying deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) from a greater number of sources from more species and subspecies, high-throughput sequencing techniques, the characterization of genomic events such as the insertion of retrotransposons, along with new analytical techniques have allowed inferences to be drawn for most genus-level branches of the primate phylogenetic tree.