Arthropod relationships revealed by phylogenomic analysis of nuclear protein-coding sequences

  title={Arthropod relationships revealed by phylogenomic analysis of nuclear protein-coding sequences},
  author={Jerome C. Regier and Jeffrey W. Shultz and Andreas Zwick and April Hussey and Bernard Ball and Regina Wetzer and Joel W. Martin and Clifford W. Cunningham},
The remarkable antiquity, diversity and ecological significance of arthropods have inspired numerous attempts to resolve their deep phylogenetic history, but the results of two decades of intensive molecular phylogenetics have been mixed. The discovery that terrestrial insects (Hexapoda) are more closely related to aquatic Crustacea than to the terrestrial centipedes and millipedes (Myriapoda) was an early, if exceptional, success. More typically, analyses based on limited samples of taxa and… 

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