Genetic Evolution of Marine Shellfish (Volume II)

A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Genetics and Genomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 November 2024 | Viewed by 53

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Department of Marine Organism Taxonomy and Phylogeny, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao 266071, China
Interests: Mollusca; phylogeny; evolution; genetic diversity; taxonomy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mollusca is the second largest phylum in the animal kingdom following Arthropoda. Around 85,000 extant species are recognized, and this group could contain up to 200,000, comprising almost a quarter of all named marine organisms. Most of the species that have ever lived vanished in ancient history, since mollusks first appeared in the early Cambrian, leaving only 35,000 known fossil species. Global environmental changes and geological events continue to drive biological evolution, altering the biodiversity of Mollusca and genetic information of taxa. To better explain the relationships within Mollusca, massive phylogenetic hypotheses have been raised, with data continuously enriched by morphological, ultrastructural, molecular, developmental, and fossil records.

This Special Issue aims to present new original articles in taxonomy and phylogeny, biodiversity, genetic diversity, and the evolutionary characteristics and mechanisms of marine shellfish with respect to genes, genetics, and genomics. Additionally, review articles that cover the latest studies on the genetic evolution of marine shellfish are welcome.

Dr. Haiyan Wang
Guest Editor

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  • phylogeny
  • taxonomy
  • biodiversity
  • genetic diversity
  • genomics
  • evolution
  • Mollusca

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