Phylogenomic Analyses Support Traditional Relationships within Cnidaria

  title={Phylogenomic Analyses Support Traditional Relationships within Cnidaria},
  author={Felipe Zapata and Freya E. Goetz and Stephen A. Smith and Mark Howison and Stefan Siebert and Samuel H. Church and Steven M. Sanders and Cheryl Lewis Ames and Catherine S. McFadden and Scott C. France and Marymegan Daly and Allen Gilbert Collins and Steven H. D. Haddock and Casey W. Dunn and Paulyn Cartwright},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Cnidaria, the sister group to Bilateria, is a highly diverse group of animals in terms of morphology, lifecycles, ecology, and development. How this diversity originated and evolved is not well understood because phylogenetic relationships among major cnidarian lineages are unclear, and recent studies present contrasting phylogenetic hypotheses. Here, we use transcriptome data from 15 newly-sequenced species in combination with 26 publicly available genomes and transcriptomes to assess… 

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