Ribosomal DNA phylogeny of the major extant arthropod classes and the evolution of myriapods

@article{Friedrich1995RibosomalDP,
  title={Ribosomal DNA phylogeny of the major extant arthropod classes and the evolution of myriapods},
  author={Markus Friedrich and Diethard Tautz},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1995},
  volume={376},
  pages={165-167}
}
THE evolutionary relationships among arthropods are of particular interest because the best-studied model system for ontogenetic pattern formation, the insect Drosophila, is a member of this phylum. Evolutionary inferences about the developmental mechanisms that have led to the various designs of the arthropod body plan depend on a knowledge of the phylogenetic framework of arthropod evolution. Based on morphological evidence1–3, but also on palaeonto-logical considerations4, the sister group… Expand
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