Arthropod phylogeny based on eight molecular loci and morphology

  title={Arthropod phylogeny based on eight molecular loci and morphology},
  author={G. Giribet and G. Edgecombe and W. Wheeler},
  • G. Giribet, G. Edgecombe, W. Wheeler
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The interrelationships of major clades within the Arthropoda remain one of the most contentious issues in systematics, which has traditionally been the domain of morphologists. A growing body of DNA sequences and other types of molecular data has revitalized study of arthropod phylogeny and has inspired new considerations of character evolution. Novel hypotheses such as a crustacean–hexapod affinity were based on analyses of single or few genes and limited taxon sampling, but have received… CONTINUE READING
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