Data from: The phylogenetic utility and functional constraint of microRNA flanking sequences

Nathan J. Kenny, Yung Wa Sin, Alexander Hayward, Jordi Paps, Ka Hou Chu & Jerome H. L. Hui
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have recently risen to prominence as novel factors responsible for post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. miRNA genes have been posited as highly conserved in the clades in which they exist. Consequently, miRNAs have been used as rare genome change characters to estimate phylogeny by tracking their gain and loss. However, their short length (21–23 bp) has limited their perceived utility in sequenced-based phylogenetic inference. Here, using reference taxa with established phylogenetic relationships, we...
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