A Phylogenomic Solution to the Origin of Insects by Resolving Crustacean-Hexapod Relationships

@article{Schwentner2017APS,
  title={A Phylogenomic Solution to the Origin of Insects by Resolving Crustacean-Hexapod Relationships},
  author={Martin Schwentner and David J Combosch and Joey Pakes Nelson and Gonzalo Giribet},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2017},
  volume={27},
  pages={1818-1824.e5}
}
Insects, the most diverse group of organisms, are nested within crustaceans, arguably the most abundant group of marine animals. However, to date, no consensus has been reached as to which crustacean taxon is the closest relative of hexapods. A majority of studies have proposed that Branchiopoda (e.g., fairy shrimps) is the sister group of Hexapoda [1-7]. However, these investigations largely excluded two equally important taxa, Remipedia and Cephalocarida. Other studies suggested Remipedia [8… CONTINUE READING
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