Phylogeny of Basal Hexapod Lineages and Estimates of Divergence Times

  title={Phylogeny of Basal Hexapod Lineages and Estimates of Divergence Times},
  author={J. C. Regier and J. Shultz and R. E. Kambic},
  • J. C. Regier, J. Shultz, R. E. Kambic
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Abstract Phylogenetic relationships among basal hexapod lineages were investigated using molecular sequence data derived from three nuclear genes: elongation factor-1α, RNA polymerase II, and elongation factor-2. Nucleotide and amino acids from 12 hexapods and 22 crustacean outgroups were analyzed using maximum parsimony and maximum likelihood methods. The results support most traditional morphology-based relationships, including monophyly of Hexapoda, Diplura, Insecta, and Pterygota. However… CONTINUE READING
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