Ecdysozoan phylogeny and Bayesian inference: first use of nearly complete 28S and 18S rRNA gene sequences to classify the arthropods and their kin.

  title={Ecdysozoan phylogeny and Bayesian inference: first use of nearly complete 28S and 18S rRNA gene sequences to classify the arthropods and their kin.},
  author={J. Mallatt and J. Garey and J. Shultz},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  volume={31 1},
  • J. Mallatt, J. Garey, J. Shultz
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
  • Relationships among the ecdysozoans, or molting animals, have been difficult to resolve. Here, we use nearly complete 28S+18S ribosomal RNA gene sequences to estimate the relations of 35 ecdysozoan taxa, including newly obtained 28S sequences from 25 of these. The tree-building algorithms were likelihood-based Bayesian inference and minimum-evolution analysis of LogDet-transformed distances, and hypotheses were tested wth parametric bootstrapping. Better taxonomic resolution and recovery of… CONTINUE READING
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