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1991) or may be constrained by species packing in isolated communities (D. McElroy and I. Kornfield, unpublished observations). Similarly, many morphological correlates of trophic specialization (Reinthal, 1990a,b) may be convergent. II. Molecular Investigations Reconstructing the evolutionary history of the mbuna by molecular means (Kornfield, 1991) has proved extremely difficult, due principally to the recency of their radiation. , 1982, 1984), but for a variety of reasons, allozymes cannot be used to reconstruct evolutionary relationships.
More generally, it is not clear whether introns (or exons) of other nuclear genes possess the high rates of mutation required for successful phylogenetic analysis of closely related taxa like the mbuna. Indeed, because mbuna mtDNA retains ancestral polymorphisms as described earlier, it seems unlikely that autosomal nuclear loci, with fourfold greater effective population sizes (Avise, 1994), would have undergone allelic fixation within lineages. , 1994) have been examined in cichlids to assess their phylogenetic potential.
Kocher, T. , and Wilson, A. C. 1991. Sequence evolution of mitochondrial DNA in humans and chimpanzees: Control region and a protein-coding region. In "Evolution of Life: Fossils, Molecules, and Culture" (S. Osawa and T. ), pp. 391-413. Springer-Verlag, Tokyo. Martin, A. , Naylor, G. J. , and Palumbi, S. R. 1992. Rates of mitochondrial DNA evolution in sharks are slow compared with mammals. Nature 357:153-155. Martin, A. , and Palumbi, S. R. 1993. Body size, metabolic rate, generation time, and the molecular clock.