Genomics and the animal tree of life: conflicts and future prospects

  title={Genomics and the animal tree of life: conflicts and future prospects},
  author={Gonzalo Giribet},
  journal={Zoologica Scripta},
  pages={14 - 21}
  • G. Giribet
  • Published 27 September 2016
  • Biology
  • Zoologica Scripta
Providing consistent resolution for the animal tree of life is a major goal of animal systematists and a desire of every zoologist. Towards this goal, many major nodes have been successfully resolved. However, some major controversies and poorly resolved deep nodes still remain. Here, I discuss some of these controversies (e.g. whether Ctenophora or Porifera is sister group to all other animals), clarify others (e.g. the position of Xenacoelomorpha) and identify major clades that still require… 
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