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Hackett et al. 2008 Science.

posted Jul 23, 2010, 8:12 PM by Laurel Yohe   [ updated Jul 23, 2010, 8:20 PM ]
    The paper provided everyone in the lab with a background of methods and techniques that are frequently used in our lab.  When put into the perspective of the time that this paper came out, it was interesting to see how revolutionary it was to use a large number of genes (about 19) for such a large number of species.  Even though people may criticize that all the relationships were not truly resolved from doing this, it paved the way for phylogenetic approaches in the future.  It was a way to get the ball rolling and make people explore further the relationships that came out of this paper.  The paper can be viewed as a true inspiration to phylogeneticists in the future.