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Broad phylogenomic sampling improves resolution of the animal tree of life
Long-held ideas regarding the evolutionary relationships among animals have recently been upended by sometimes controversial hypotheses based largely on insights from molecular data. These newExpand
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The position of the Arthropoda in the phylogenetic system
Traditionally, Panarthropoda (Euarthropoda, Onychophora, Tardigrada) are regarded as being closely related to Annelida in a taxon Articulata, but this is not supported by molecular analyses.Expand
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Biology of the phylum nematomorpha.
Compared with most animal phyla, the Nematomorpha, also known as hair worms, is a relatively understudied metazoan phylum. Although nematomorphs make up only 1 of 3 animal phyla specializing solelyExpand
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Do hairworms (Nematomorpha) manipulate the water seeking behaviour of their terrestrial hosts?
Several anecdotal reports in the literature have suggested that insects parasitized by hairworms (Nematomorpha) commit `suicide' by jumping into an aquatic environment needed by an adult worm for theExpand
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The evolutionary relationships of rotifers and acanthocephalans
Advances in morphological and molecular studies of metazoan evolution have led to a better understanding of the relationships among Rotifera (Monogononta, Bdelloidea, Seisonidea) and Acanthocephala,Expand
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Reconstruction of the muscle system in Antygomonas sp. (Kinorhyncha, Cyclorhagida) by means of phalloidin labeling and cLSM
In the present investigation the entire muscle system of the cyclorhagid kinorhynch Antygomonas sp. was three‐dimensionally reconstructed from whole mounts by means of FITC‐phalloidin labeling andExpand
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Redescription and compilation of Nearctic freshwater Nematomorpha (Gordiida), with the description of two new species
Abstract We compiled information on freshwater Nematomorpha (horsehair worms) from North America including new records of more than 100 specimens from 66 new locations and the description of two newExpand
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Comparative immunohistochemical investigation on the nervous system of two species of Arthrotardigrada (Heterotardigrada, Tardigrada)
Abstract The question whether tardigrades possess a tripartite, segmented brain and a subpharyngeal ganglion or not is a matter of ongoing debate. This study sets out to analyze the structure of theExpand
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Comparative neuroanatomy of Caudofoveata, Solenogastres, Polyplacophora, and Scaphopoda (Mollusca) and its phylogenetic implications
The nervous system of invertebrates is considered to be a very conservative organ system and thus can be helpful to elucidate questions of phylogenetic relationships. Up to now, comparativeExpand
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The Essential Role of “Minor” Phyla in Molecular Studies of Animal Evolution
SYNOPSIS. Molecular studies have revealed many new hypotheses of metazoan evolution in recent years. Previously, using morphological methods, it was difficult to relate “minor” animal groupsExpand
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