The Halanych Laboratory

Researching the evolution of marine invertebrate animals is the primary focus of the Halanych lab. We are trying to understand how such extensive morphologicalvariation came about by exploring questions on different time scales and with different types of genomic information.

Our research has three main themes:



Ken taught the Evolution of Developmental Mechansims class at Friday Harbor Laboratories


Selected References:

Halanych, K.M., J. Bachelor, A.M. Aquinaldo, S. Liva, D.M. Hillis, and J.A. Lake. 1995. 18S rDNA evidence that the lophophorates are protostome animals. Science 267: 1641-1643. (cover).

Halanych, K.M. 1996. Testing hypotheses of chaetognath origins; long branches revealed by 18S rDNA. Systematic Biology 45:223-246. (cover).

Dahlgren, T. G., J. R. Weinberg, K.M. Halanych. 2000. Phylogeography of the Ocean Quahog (Arctica islandica): influences of paleoclimate on genetic diversity and species range. Marine Biology 137:487-495.

Halanych, K. M., and Y. Passamaneck. In press. A brief review of metazoan phylogeny and future prospects in Hox-research. American Zoologist.

Halanych, K.M., Feldman, R.A., and R.C. Vrijenhoek. In press. Molecular evidence that Sclerolinum brattstromi is closely related to vestimentiferans, not frenulate pogonophorans (Siboglinidae, Annelida). Biological bulletin.






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