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Special Issue "Systematics, Phylogeography, Evolution and Conservation of Molluscs"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (17 January 2023) | Viewed by 5156
Special Issue Editor
2. Biological Faculty, Shenzhen MSU-BIT University, Shenzhen 518172, China
Interests: evolution; phylogenetics; phylogeography; speciation; genetic diversity
Special Issue Information
Molluscs are an outstandingly morphologically and genetically diverse group, encompassing ~85,000 extant species. The variety in their body plans is one of the greatest in all animal taxa, with forms both ancient and emerged in recent speciation events. This diversity is key to their evolutionary success, and they can be found in all types of habitats all over the planet. Molluscs play a key role in many communities, and molluscan species richness and abundance are essential indicators of marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems’ state. Despite years of study, the taxonomy of many molluscan groups is still in flux, with new advances in understanding their phylogeny made annually. New mollusc species are constantly being found, indicating a vast undescribed biodiversity of this phylum. An integrative approach allows great opportunities to better understand molluscan evolution and distribution, and has revealed a certain degree of cryptic diversity. Higher-level taxa evolution studies also benefit from investigating molecular phylogeny in light of temporal and spatial data, thus allowing to reconstruct radiation paths and evaluate patterns in the formation of new phylogenetic lines.
For this Special Issue, we invite manuscripts that advance our current understanding and knowledge on taxonomy, phylogeography, evolution and conservation studies of molluscs, either on their own or in any combination.
Dr. Dimitry Schepetov
Manuscript Submission Information
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- genetic diversity