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Molluscan Evolutionary Genomics

W. Brian Simison and Jeffrey L. Boore

in Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780520250925
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933705 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520250925.003.0017
Molluscan Evolutionary Genomics

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This chapter focuses on studies of the evolutionary genomics of molluscans. It provides an overview of the state of molluscan mitochondrial genomics and outlines the promise of a broadening of this data set. It explains how comparisons of mitochondrial genomes have reconstructed the relationships among Annelida, Sipuncula, and Mollusca and describes upcoming projects involving the sequencing of whole mollusc nuclear genome.

Keywords: molluscans; evolutionary genomics; mitochondrial genomics; Annelida; Sipuncula; Mollusca; nuclear genome sequencing

Chapter.  7387 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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