Table of Contents

Volume 13, Issue 1, January 1996

Announcementsiii
Letter from the editorBG Hall1
The Cairo spiny mouse Acomys cahirinus shows a strong affinity to the Mongolian gerbil Meriones unguiculatusSI Agulnik, LM Silver3
Conflicting character distribution within different data sets on cardueline finches: artifact or history?J Fehrer7
Molecular divergence and phylogeny: rates and patterns of cytochrome b evolution in cranesC Krajewski, DG King21
Origin and evolution of homologous repeated sequences in the mitochondrial DNA control region of shrewsL Fumagalli, P Taberlet, L Favre, J Hausser31
Gene transfer is a major factor in bacterial evolutionR Lan, PR Reeves47
The divergence of major histocompatibility complex class I genes in Sciurus abertiPJ Wettstein, M Strausbauch, SL Johnston, J States56
Evolution of the diatoms (Bacillariophyta). II. Nuclear-encoded small- subunit rRNA sequence comparisons confirm a paraphyletic origin for the centric diatomsLK Medlin, WH Kooistra, R Gersonde, U Wellbrock67
First molecular evidence for the existence of a Tardigrada + Arthropoda cladeG Giribet, S Carranza, J Baguna, M Riutort, C Ribera76
Variations in ribosomal DNA and mitochondrial DNA among chromosomal species of subterranean mole ratsH Suzuki, S Wakana, H Yonekawa, K Moriwaki, S Sakurai85
A Hidden Markov Model approach to variation among sites in rate of evolutionJ Felsenstein, GA Churchill93
Estimating synonymous and nonsynonymous substitution ratesSV Muse105
Multiple interspecies transmissions of human and simian T-cell leukemia/lymphoma virus type I sequencesKA Crandall115
Molecular phylogeny and genome evolution in the Drosophila virilis species group: duplications of the alcohol dehydrogenase geneDI Nurminsky, EN Moriyama, ER Lozovskaya, DL Hartl132
Conserved sequence motifs, alignment, and secondary structure for the third domain of animal 12S rRNARE Hickson, C Simon, A Cooper, GS Spicer, J Sullivan150
The root of the phylogenetic tree of human populationsM Nei, N Takezaki170
Mitochondrial DNA phylogeny and the reconstruction of the population history of a species: the case of the European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus)A Magoulas, N Tsimenides, E Zouros178
Molecular population genetics of ref(2)P, a locus which confers viral resistance in DrosophilaML Wayne, D Contamine, M Kreitman191
Tempo and mode of synonymous substitutions in mitochondrial DNA of primatesJ Adachi, M Hasegawa200
Mutation accumulation in transfer RNAs: molecular evidence for Muller's ratchet in mitochondrial genomesM Lynch209
Similar evolutionary patterning among repeated and single copy nematode mitochondrial genesBC Hyman, JL Azevedo221
Extensive gene rearrangements in the chloroplast DNAs of Chlamydomonas species featuring multiple dispersed repeatsE Boudreau, M Turmel233
Intra-specific heterogeneity of the rDNA internal transcribed spacer in the Simulium damnosum (Diptera: Simuliidae) complexJ Tang, L Toe, C Back, TR Unnasch244
Detecting non-neutral heterogeneity across a region of DNA sequence in the ratio of polymorphism to divergenceJH McDonald253
Intraspecific nuclear DNA variation in DrosophilaEN Moriyama, JR Powell261
Codon usage and the origin of P elementsJR Powell, JM Gleason278
Interspecific RNA in situ hybridization reveals perinuclear mastermind transcripts in drosophila virilisAT Schmid, SJ Newfeld, B Yedvobnick280
Reproducibility of ancient DNA sequences from extinct Pleistocene faunaPG Taylor283
Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution council meeting minutes286
Instructions to authors289

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