Marcos Pérez-Losada Published in Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny

May 22, 2018

Assistant Professor Marcos Pérez-Losada (Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Computational Biology Institute) recently co-authored an article published in Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny, titled "Relationships of the Sphaeromatidae genera (Peracardia: Isopoda) inferred from 18s rDNA and 16S rDNA genes," on May 14th, 2018. The study examines a sample of 39 genera for nuclear 18S rDNA and mitochondrial 16S rDNA genes, consistently retrieving the clades Spaheroma, Exosphaeroma, Cymodoce, Ischyromene, Cerceis, Dymenella, and the monogeneric clade of Gnorimosphaeroma. Although the study was able to identify clades containing consistent generic groups, and presents confidence that some groups will prove stable and reliable, it is made clear that the sampling associated with the study is insufficient to propose nomenclature changes at this time.