Higher-Level Arthropod Phylogenomics

Deep arthropod phylogeny from 100 nuclear coding-region sequences NSF DEB-0120635

CO-PI’s
Cliff Cunningham
Jody Martin
Jerry Regier
Jeff Thorne
Jeff Shultz
First Major Publication: Also Entitled “8 Years in the Lab!”

Regier, J. C., J. W. Shultz, A. Ganley, A. Hussey, D. Shi, B. Ball, A. Zwick, J. Stajich, M. P. Cummings, J. W. Martin, and C. W. Cunningham 2008
Resolving arthropod phylogeny: Exploring phylogenetic signal within 41 kb of protein-coding nuclear gene sequence.
Systematic Biology.
 57:920-938

From Jerry Regier’s Laboratory download pdf for:

PROTOCOLS PRIMERS FOR AMPLIFYING 68 SINGLE-COPY NUCLEAR PROTEIN CODING GENES

These primers work across the Arthropods, most Deuterostomes, and many other Metazoans

Read Funded NSF Proposal
Arthropod phylogeny papers
from the Cunningham Lab listed below:

Morrison, C.L.,, A. W. Harvey, S. Lavery, K. Tieu, Y. Huang and C.W. CUNNINGHAM 2002. Mitochondrial gene rearrangements confirm the parallel evolution of the crab-like form PROC. ROY. ACAD. SER. B. 269: 345-350.

Emlen, D. J., J. Marangelo, B. Ball, and C. W. Cunningham. 2005. Diversity in the weapons of sexual selection: Horn evolution in the beetle genus Onthophagus (Coleoptera : Scarabaeidae). Evolution 59:1060-1084.

Oakley, Todd H. and Clifford W. CUNNINGHAM 2002. Molecular phylogenetic evidence for the independent evolutionary origin of an arthropod compound eye. PNAS 99: 1426-1430