MicroRNA evolution provides new evidence for a close relationship of Diplura to Insecta

@article{Liu2020MicroRNAEP,
  title={MicroRNA evolution provides new evidence for a close relationship of Diplura to Insecta},
  author={Aihong Liu and Wan-Jun Chen and Cheng-Wang Huang and Changyuan Qian and Yan Liang and S. Li and S. Zhan and Yun-Xia Luan},
  journal={Systematic Entomology},
  year={2020},
  volume={45}
}
The phylogenetic interrelationships among four hexapod lineages (Protura, Collembola, Diplura and Insecta) are pivotal to understanding the origin of insects and the early diversification of Hexapoda, but they have been difficult to clarify based on the available data. In this study, we identified 91 conserved microRNA (miRNA) families from 36 panarthropod taxa, including seven newly sequenced non‐insect hexapods. We found major clade differentiation accompanied by the origin of novel miRNA… Expand
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