Phylogeny of Branchiopoda (Crustacea) based on a combined analysis of morphological data and six molecular loci

  title={Phylogeny of Branchiopoda (Crustacea) based on a combined analysis of morphological data and six molecular loci},
  author={Stefan Richter and J{\o}rgen Olesen and Ward C. Wheeler},
The phylogenetic relationships of branchiopod crustaceans have been in the focus of a number of recent morphological and molecular systematic studies. Although agreeing in some respects, major differences remain. We analyzed molecular sequences and morphological characters for 43 branchiopods and two outgroups. The branchiopod terminals comprise all eight “orders”. The molecular data include six loci: two nuclear ribosomal genes (18S rRNA, 28S rRNA), two mitochondrial ribosomal genes (12S rRNA… 

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