Of mites and millipedes: Recent progress in resolving the base of the arthropod tree

  title={Of mites and millipedes: Recent progress in resolving the base of the arthropod tree},
  author={J. Caravas and M. Friedrich},
  • J. Caravas, M. Friedrich
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, Biology
  • BioEssays
  • Deep‐level arthropod phylogeny has been in a state of upheaval ever since the emergence of molecular tree reconstruction approaches. While a consensus has settled in that hexapods are more closely related to crustaceans than to myriapods, the phylogenetic position of the latter has remained a matter of debate. Mitochondrial, nuclear, and genome‐scale studies have proposed rejecting the long‐standing superclade Mandibulata, which unites myriapods with insects and crustaceans, in favor of a clade… CONTINUE READING

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