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Annelid phylogeny and the status of Sipuncula and Echiura
BackgroundAnnelida comprises an ancient and ecologically important animal phylum with over 16,500 described species and members are the dominant macrofauna of the deep sea. Traditionally, two majorExpand
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Platyzoan paraphyly based on phylogenomic data supports a noncoelomate ancestry of spiralia.
Based on molecular data three major clades have been recognized within Bilateria: Deuterostomia, Ecdysozoa, and Spiralia. Within Spiralia, small-sized and simply organized animals such as flatworms,Expand
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Illuminating the base of the annelid tree using transcriptomics.
Annelida is one of three animal groups possessing segmentation and is central in considerations about the evolution of different character traits. It has even been proposed that the bilaterianExpand
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Phylogenomic analyses unravel annelid evolution
Annelida, the ringed worms, is a highly diverse animal phylum that includes more than 15,000 described species and constitutes the dominant benthic macrofauna from the intertidal zone down to theExpand
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New insights into polychaete phylogeny (Annelida) inferred from 18S rDNA sequences.
Annelid systematics and the ingroup relationships of polychaete annelids are matter of ongoing debates in recent analyses. For the investigation of sedentary polychaete relationships a molecularExpand
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Comparative genomics provides a timeframe for Wolbachia evolution and exposes a recent biotin synthesis operon transfer
The genus Wolbachia (Alphaproteobacteria) comprises the most abundant inherited intracellular bacteria1. Despite their relevance as manipulators of human pathogen transmission2 and arthropodExpand
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The Evolution of Annelids Reveals Two Adaptive Routes to the Interstitial Realm
Many animals permanently inhabit the marine interstitium, the space between sand grains [1, 2]. Different evolutionary scenarios may explain the existence of interstitial animals [3, 4]. TheseExpand
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A comprehensive analysis of bilaterian mitochondrial genomes and phylogeny.
About 2800 mitochondrial genomes of Metazoa are present in NCBI RefSeq today, two thirds belonging to vertebrates. Metazoan phylogeny was recently challenged by large scale EST approachesExpand
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A contribution to sedentary polychaete phylogeny using 18S rRNA sequence data
The phylogenetic position of Annelida as well as its ingroup relationships are a matter of ongoing debate. A molecular phylogenetic study of sedentary polychaete relationships was conducted based onExpand
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Evolution of mitochondrial gene order in Annelida.
Annelida is a highly diverse animal group with over 21,000 described species. As part of Lophotrochozoa, the vast majority of annelids are currently classified into two groups: Errantia andExpand
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