A molecular phylogeny of the bivalve mollusks.

Abstract

A phylogenetic reconstruction based on 506 nucleotides near the 5' end of the 18S subunit of ribosomal DNA (rDNA) in 2 gastropod, 3 chiton and 28 bivalve mollusks supported the monophyly and sister group relationship of the subclasses Heterodonta and Palaeoheterodonta but could not confidently establish either the monophyly or the phylogenetic relationships… (More)

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