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Spiralian Phylogeny Informs the Evolution of Microscopic Lineages
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The emerging concept of a microscopic, acoelomate, direct-developing ancestor of Spiralia is reviewed and 402 orthologs mined from genome and transcriptome assemblies of 90 taxa are assessed. Expand
Spiralian Phylogeny Informs the Evolution of Microscopic Lineages
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The Figure 1 legend of this article contains an erroneous citation to a nonexistent Dryad accession intended to store large files such as the total Orthologous MAtrix (OMA) orthogroups used to derive the supermatrices themselves, supplementary Newick trees, and full output from analyses such as those performed in PartitionFinder and ExaML. Expand
Micro-CT in cephalopod research: Investigating the internal anatomy of a sepiolid squid using a non-destructive technique with special focus on the ganglionic system
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It is shown that micro-CT in combination with contrast-enhancing substances, such as iodine or phosphotungstic acid, can provide detailed 3D information on the anatomy of cephalopod embryonic structures including the nervous system. Expand
Detailed reconstruction of the nervous and muscular system of Lobatocerebridae with an evaluation of its annelid affinity
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The neuromuscular and glandular system of Lobatocerebridae shows similarities to those of meiofaunal annelids such as Dinophilidae and Protodrilidae, yet likewise to Gnathostomulida and catenulid Platyhelminthes, all living in the restrictive interstitial environment among sand grains, which suggests an extreme evolutionary plasticity of annelid nervous and muscular architecture. Expand
Morphology of the Cement Apparatus and the Cement of the Buoy Barnacle Dosima fascicularis (Crustacea, Cirripedia, Thoracica, Lepadidae)
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The stalked barnacle Dosima fascicularis is of special interest as it produces a large amount of foam-like cement that can be used as a float and the morphology of the cement apparatus and of the polymerized cement of this species is almost unknown. Expand
Broad North Atlantic distribution of a meiobenthic annelid – against all odds
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Though often neglected and possibly underestimated among marine microscopic species, dormancy may be a highly significant factor for explaining wide distribution patterns and a key to solving this meiofaunal paradox. Expand
Comparison of neuromuscular development in two dinophilid species (Annelida) suggests progenetic origin of Dinophilus gyrociliatus
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The synchrony in arrest of three organ systems, which show opposing reduction and addition of elements, presents one of the morphologically best-argued cases of progenesis within Spiralia. Expand
Molecular regionalization in the compact brain of the meiofaunal annelid Dinophilus gyrociliatus (Dinophilidae)
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Molecular similarities between adult Dinophilus and larval Platynereis and Capitella suggest an overall conservation of molecular mechanisms patterning the anterior neural regions, independent from developmental and ecological strategies, or of the size and configuration of the nervous system. Expand
The cephalopod arm crown: appendage formation and differentiation in the Hawaiian bobtail squid Euprymna scolopes
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The early outgrowth and differentiation of the E. scolopes arm crown shows similarities to the related, yet derived cephalopod Octopus vulgaris, raising the question of whether these similarities reflect a recruitment of similar molecular patterning pathways. Expand
High diversity in neuropeptide immunoreactivity patterns among three closely related species of Dinophilidae (Annelida)
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Despite the similar gross brain morphology, an unexpectedly high variation in the expression patterns of neuropeptides across species is found, suggesting that neuropePTide expression evolves faster than morphology, representing a possible mechanism for the evolutionary divergence of behaviors. Expand
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