Assessing the root of bilaterian animals with scalable phylogenomic methods

@article{Hejnol2009AssessingTR,
  title={Assessing the root of bilaterian animals with scalable phylogenomic methods},
  author={Andreas Hejnol and Matthias Obst and Alexandros Stamatakis and Michael Ott and Greg W. Rouse and Gregory D. Edgecombe and Pedro Martinez and Jaume Bagu{\~n}{\'a} and Xavier Bailly and Ulf Jondelius and Matthias Wiens and Werner E G M{\"u}ller and Elaine C Seaver and Ward C. Wheeler and Mark Q. Martindale and Gonzalo Giribet and Casey W. Dunn},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={276},
  pages={4261 - 4270}
}
  • A. Hejnol, M. Obst, +14 authors C. Dunn
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
A clear picture of animal relationships is a prerequisite to understand how the morphological and ecological diversity of animals evolved over time. Among others, the placement of the acoelomorph flatworms, Acoela and Nemertodermatida, has fundamental implications for the origin and evolution of various animal organ systems. Their position, however, has been inconsistent in phylogenetic studies using one or several genes. Furthermore, Acoela has been among the least stable taxa in recent animal… Expand
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