The mitochondrial genome of Colossendeis megalonyx supports a basal position of Colossendeidae within the Pycnogonida.

@article{Dietz2011TheMG,
  title={The mitochondrial genome of Colossendeis megalonyx supports a basal position of Colossendeidae within the Pycnogonida.},
  author={Lars Dietz and Christoph Mayer and Claudia P. Arango and Florian Leese},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2011},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={553-8}
}
We present the almost complete (16,007 bp) mitochondrial genome of a Colossendeis megalonyx specimen from the Southern Ocean and discuss gene order and tRNA structure in a comparative phylogenetic context. Our data suggest a basal position of the colossendeid lineage corroborating earlier phylogenetic studies but disagreeing with results of a recently published study that supported a highly derived sister-group relationship of Colossendeidae and Nymphonidae. Our results, together with BLAST… CONTINUE READING