Phylogenetics of American scallops (Bivalvia: Pectinidae) based on partial 16S and 12S ribosomal RNA gene sequences

@article{Saavedra2006PhylogeneticsOA,
  title={Phylogenetics of American scallops (Bivalvia: Pectinidae) based on partial 16S and 12S ribosomal RNA gene sequences},
  author={Carlos Felipe Saavedra and Juan B. Pe{\~n}a},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={150},
  pages={111-119}
}
Pectinids constitute one of the most conspicuous groups of marine bivalves, and include some of the most important species from the point of view of fisheries and aquaculture. In spite of this, their systematics and evolution are not well understood. Only two molecular phylogenetic analyses based on relatively wide taxonomic samplings have been published. These studies largely neglected American species, some of which are central for testing current models of pectinid evolution and… 

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