Phylogenomics offers resolution of major tunicate relationships

Phylogenomics offers resolution of major tunicate relationships Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 121 (2018) 166–173 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/ympev Phylogenomics offers resolution of major tunicate relationships a, b b c,d Kevin M. Kocot , Michael G. Tassia , Kenneth M. Halanych , Billie J. Swalla Department of Biological Sciences and Alabama Museum of Natural History, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36830, USA Department of Biology, University of Washington, 24 Kincaid Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, USA Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: Tunicata, a diverse clade of approximately 3000 described species of marine, filter-feeding chordates, is of great Chordata interest to researchers because tunicates are the closest living relatives of vertebrates and they facilitate com- Tunicata parative studies of our own biology. The group also includes numerous invasive species that cause considerable Urochordata economic damage and some species of tunicates are edible. Despite their diversity and importance, relationships Thaliacea among major lineages of Tunicata are not completely resolved. Here, we supplemented public data with tran- Phylogenomic scriptomes from seven species spanning the diversity of Tunicata and conducted phylogenomic analyses on http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Elsevier

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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc.
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10.1016/j.ympev.2018.01.005
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Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 121 (2018) 166–173 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/ympev Phylogenomics offers resolution of major tunicate relationships a, b b c,d Kevin M. Kocot , Michael G. Tassia , Kenneth M. Halanych , Billie J. Swalla Department of Biological Sciences and Alabama Museum of Natural History, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36830, USA Department of Biology, University of Washington, 24 Kincaid Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, USA Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: Tunicata, a diverse clade of approximately 3000 described species of marine, filter-feeding chordates, is of great Chordata interest to researchers because tunicates are the closest living relatives of vertebrates and they facilitate com- Tunicata parative studies of our own biology. The group also includes numerous invasive species that cause considerable Urochordata economic damage and some species of tunicates are edible. Despite their diversity and importance, relationships Thaliacea among major lineages of Tunicata are not completely resolved. Here, we supplemented public data with tran- Phylogenomic scriptomes from seven species spanning the diversity of Tunicata and conducted phylogenomic analyses on

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Molecular Phylogenetics and EvolutionElsevier

Published: Apr 1, 2018

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