18S ribosomal RNA

18S ribosomal RNA and Phylogenetic Analysis

An example image of 18S ribosomal RNA Genes coding for 18S rRNA are called 18S rDNA, and the sequence homology (similarity) of them is the common basis in molecular analyses to reconstruct the evolutionary history (i.e., the phylogeny) of organisms such as the ecdysozoa and arthropods phylogenetic. It is the highly conserved status (even back to the Precambrian) and subsequent slow evolutionary rate in the genes that makes makes this possible.