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Carbonic Anhydrases: An Ancient Tool in Calcareous Sponge Biomineralization
The understanding of the role and the evolution of a key biomineralization gene in calcareous sponges is extended with this study, which indicates that the last common ancestor of Calcarea had four ancestral CAs with defined subcellular localizations and functions.
A new species of the calcareous sponge genus Leuclathrina (Calcarea: Calcinea: Clathrinida) from the Maldives.
The results suggest that the leuconoid aquiferous system of Leuclathrina evolved independently from that of other calcineans and that the family assignment of the genus has to be reconsidered.