Molluscan relationships clarified using phylogenomics
Christoffer Schander and Christiane Todt are part of a researcher team that recently published in Nature.
Mollusca is the second most speciose animal phylum; it consists of over 100,000 described extant species in eight major lineages. The researchers used transcriptome and genome data from nearly all of these lineages and recovered a well-supported topology for the phylum. Their phylogenetic results support some new and interesting conclusions about mollusca lineages.
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