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Sapphirina auronitens

A drawing by Giesbrecht (1892) of the Copepoda, Sapphirina auronitens Claus, 1863

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Ehsan KayalPeter Buck Postdoctoral Fellow

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    Washington, DC 20013-7012

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    Responsibilities: Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellow

    Ph.D. Iowa State University, 2012
    Research Master, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (France), 2005

    Research Interests: evolution of mitochondrial genome in animals; genomics and genome evolution in non-bilaterian animals; phylogenomics and evolutionary history

    Selected Publications:
    Redmond NE, Morrow CC, Thacker RW, Diaz MC, Boury-Esnault N, Cárdenas P, Hajdu E, Lôbo-Hajdu G, Picton BE, Pomponi SA, Kayal E, Collins AG. 2013. Phylogeny and Systematics of Demospongiae in Light of New Small-Subunit Ribosomal DNA (18S) Sequences. Integrative and Comparative Biology,

    Kayal E, Roure B, Philippe H, Collins AG, Lavrov DV. 2013. Cnidarian phylogenetic relationships as revealed by mitogenomics. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 13:5.

    Lavrov DV, Pett W, Voigt O, Worheide G, Forget L, Lang BF, Kayal E. 2013. Mitochondrial DNA of Clathrina clathrus (Calcarea, Calcinea): six linear chromosomes, fragmented rRNAs, tRNA editing, and a novel genetic code. Molecular Biology and Evolution,

    Smith D, Kayal E, Yanagihara A, Collins AG, Pirro S, Keeling P. 2012. First complete mitochondrial genome sequence from a box jellyfish reveals a highly fragmented, linear architecture and insights into telomere evolution. Genome Biology and Evolution, 4(1): 52-58.

    Kayal E, Bentlage B, Collins AG, Kayal M, Pirro S, Lavrov DV. 2012. Evolution of linear mitochondrial genomes in medusozoan cnidarians. Genome Biology and Evolution, 4(1): 1-12.

    Rota-Stabelli O, Kayal E, Gleeson D, Daub J, Boore J, Pisani D, Telford M, Blaxter M, Lavrov DV, 2010. Ecdysozoan Mitogenomics: Evidence for a Common Origin of the Legged Invertebrates, the Panarthropoda. Genome Biology and Evolution 2: 425-440.

    Kayal E, Lavrov DV, 2008. The mitochondrial genome of Hydra oligactis (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) sheds new light on animal mtDNA evolution and cnidarian phylogeny. Gene 410: 177-186.

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