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RA Jenner (1999)

Metazoan phylogeny as a tool in evolutionary biology: Current problems and discrepancies in application

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 129(1):245-262.

An ever increasing number of comparative studies try to shed light on various aspects of animal evolution. Particularly studies in comparative ultrastructure and evolutionary developmental biology propose remarkable hypotheses about the history of animal life. These studies must logically depend on an accurate and comprehensive knowledge of recent developments in phylogenetic methodology and hypotheses. Unfortunately, this requirement is often not met. I discuss some important recent investigations from various fields in order to illustrate the many pitfalls involved, and emphasize the necessity for sound insight into current phylogenetics as an essential prerequisite to studies of animal evolution.

Metazoa; phylogeny; comparative biology; evolutionary developmental biology; Urbilateria; tree pruning
5th Benelux Congress of Zoology, GHENT, BELGIUM, NOV 06-07, 1998
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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