Evolution: A sisterly dispute

@article{Telford2016EvolutionAS,
  title={Evolution: A sisterly dispute},
  author={Maximilian J. Telford and Leonid L. Moroz and Kenneth M. Halanych},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2016},
  volume={529},
  pages={286-287}
}
Which phylum first branched off from the animal phylogenetic tree is a contested issue. A new analysis challenges the proposal that comb jellies are the sister group to all other animals, and emphasizes a 'sponges-first' view. Three evolutionary biologists weigh up the evidence. 

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