Animal Molecular Phylogenetics and DNA Barcoding

PI: Andrea Luchetti [e-mail]

Phylogeny is the hard core of all zoological study and each zoological study adds to phylogeny. This research line is in particular devoted to the molecular characterization of both mitochondrial and nuclear markers (rDNA, microsatellites, inter-SINEs, single copy genes), but also whole genome sequencing. Together with morphological analyses, we aim at the systematics that only derives from the most plausible natural phylogeny of the groups under study. Recently, the DNA barcoding approach has been added to the study of some lineages (Pancrustacea, Phasmida).

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