The origin and early evolution of arthropods
- Environmental ScienceBiological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
The rise of arthropods is a decisive event in the history of life. Likely the first animals to have established themselves on land and in the air, arthropods have pervaded nearly all ecosystems and…
Phylogenomic interrogation resolves the backbone of the Pseudoscorpiones Tree of Life.
- BiologyMolecular phylogenetics and evolution
Whole-Genome Phylogenetic Reconstruction as a Powerful Tool to Reveal Homoplasy and Ancient Rapid Radiation in Waterflea Evolution
- Biology, Environmental ScienceSystematic biology
This work reconstructs the deep-rooted relationships of one of the oldest living arthropod clades, the branchiopod crustaceans, using a kaleidoscopic approach and supports the monophyly of the Cladocera and reveals remarkable homoplasy in their body plans.
Four myriapod relatives – but who are sisters? No end to debates on relationships among the four major myriapod subgroups
- BiologyBMC evolutionary biology
The analyses clearly showed that there is strong signal for a single unrooted topology, but a sensitivity of the position of the internal root on the choice of outgroups, and the best quartet topology is incongruent with current morphological phylogenies which were supported in another phylogenomic study.
Earliest record of fossil insect oothecae confirms the presence of crown‐dictyopteran taxa in the Late Triassic
- Geography, Environmental ScienceSystematic Entomology
Two new oothecae ichnospecies found in a Carnian deposit from Argentina are reported, moving the origin of this specialized reproductive strategy back by 100 million years and providing direct fossil evidence that can inform future research on the origins and timing of diversification of the Dictyoptera.
Reinvestigating the phylogeny of Myriapoda with more extensive taxon sampling and novel genetic perspective
This work proposes that Symphyla is a sister group of Pauropoda, and presents the phylogenetic relationships among the four major classes of Myriapoda with a more abundant taxon sampling and provides a new perspective to investigate the above-mentioned question.
Three nuclear protein-coding genes corroborate a recent phylogenomic model of the Branchiopoda (Crustacea) and provide estimates of the divergence times of the major branchiopodan taxa.
- Biology, Environmental ScienceGenes & genetic systems
The results corroborate those of one recent phylogenomic study, thus confirming the effectiveness of these three genes to investigate relationships among branchiopod higher taxa, and support the monophyly of Branchiopoda.
Comprehensive Species Sampling and Sophisticated Algorithmic Approaches Refute the Monophyly of Arachnida
The results suggest that morphological convergence resulting from adaptations to life in terrestrial habitats has driven the historical perception of arachnid monophyly, paralleling the history of numerous other invertebrate terrestrial groups.
A timetree for phytoplasmas (Mollicutes) with new insights on patterns of evolution and diversification.
- BiologyMolecular phylogenetics and evolution
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Reevaluating the arthropod tree of life.
- BiologyAnnual review of entomology
Monophyly of Pycnogonida, Euchelicerata, Myriapoda, Tetraconata, and Hexapoda is well supported, but the interrelationships of arachnid orders and the details of crustacean paraphyly with respect to Hexapda remain the major unsolved phylogenetic problems.
Remipedia and the Evolution of Hexapods
Evidence is provided that the Remipedia, enigmatic crustaceans that have been discovered only 30 years ago in anchialine cave systems, may be the closest living relatives of hexapods, and brain morphology, haemocyanin structure and evolution, and phylogenomic studies suggest that the crustacean class Remipedia are the closestLiving relatives ofhexapods.
A congruent solution to arthropod phylogeny: phylogenomics, microRNAs and morphology support monophyletic Mandibulata
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
The phylogenomic analyses strongly support Mandibulata, and show that Myriochelata is a tree-reconstruction artefact caused by saturation and long-branch attraction, and provide strong support for the inclusion of pycnogonids in a monophyletic Chelicerata, a paraphyletic Cycloneuralia, and a common origin of Arthropoda.
Arthropod relationships revealed by phylogenomic analysis of nuclear protein-coding sequences
- Biology, Environmental ScienceNature
This work presents strongly supported results from likelihood, Bayesian and parsimony analyses of over 41 kilobases of aligned DNA sequence from 62 single-copy nuclear protein-coding genes from 75 arthropod species, providing a statistically well-supported phylogenetic framework for the largest animal phylum.
Phylogenomics illuminates the backbone of the Myriapoda Tree of Life and reconciles morphological and molecular phylogenies
- BiologyScientific Reports
The first transcriptomic data including a pauropod and both families of symphylans is presented, allowing myriapod interrelationships to be inferred from phylogenomic data from representatives of all main lineages.
Current Understanding of Ecdysozoa and its Internal Phylogenetic Relationships.
- BiologyIntegrative and comparative biology
Twenty years after its proposal, the monophyly of molting protostomes-Ecdysozoa-is a well-corroborated hypothesis, but the interrelationships of its major subclades are more ambiguous than is…
A molecular palaeobiological exploration of arthropod terrestrialization
- Environmental Science, GeographyPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
A molecular palaeobiological approach is implemented, merging molecular and fossil evidence, to elucidate the deepest history of the terrestrial arthropods and showed that a marine route to the colonization of land is the most likely scenario.
Arthropod phylogeny: an overview from the perspectives of morphology, molecular data and the fossil record.
- BiologyArthropod structure & development
The Tetraconata concept: hexapod-crustacean relationships and the phylogeny of Crustacea
Arguments for homology of the mandible throughout mandibulate arthropods and for a monophyletic Mandibulata will be presented, as well as arguments supporting the taxon Tetraconata (i.e. Crustacea + Hexapoda).
A Phylogenomic Solution to the Origin of Insects by Resolving Crustacean-Hexapod Relationships
- Biology, Environmental ScienceCurrent Biology