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The Ctenophore Genome and the Evolutionary Origins of Neural Systems
We present the draft genome of Pleurobrachia bachei, Pacific sea gooseberry, together with ten other ctenophore transcriptomes, and show that they are remarkably distinct from other animal genomes in their content of neurogenic, immune and developmental genes. Expand
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Jellyfish blooms: are populations increasing globally in response to changing ocean conditions?
By the pulsed nature of their life cycles, gelatinous zooplankton come and go seasonally, giving rise in even the most undisturbed circumstances to summer blooms. Even holoplanktonic species likeExpand
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The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity
BACKGROUND The question of how many marine species exist is important because it provides a metric for how much we do and do not know about life in the oceans. We have compiled the first register ofExpand
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Evidence for a substantial increase in gelatinous zooplankton in the Bering Sea, with possible links to climate change
We examined quantitative catches of large medusae from summer bottom trawl surveys that sampled virtually the same grid station on the eastern Bering Sea shelf using the same methodology every yearExpand
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Medusae, siphonophores, and ctenophores as planktivorous predators in changing global ecosystems
Medusae, siphonophores, and ctenophores are planktivorous predators operating at higher trophic levels in marine ecosystems of a wide range of productivity. It has been hypothesized thatExpand
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Invertebrate introductions in marine habitats: two species of hydromedusae (Cnidaria) native to the Black Sea, Maeotias inexspectata and Blackfordia virginica, invade San Francisco Bay
The hydrozoans Maeotias inexspectata Ostroumoff, 1896 and Blackfordia virginica Mayer, 1910, believed to be native to the Black Sea (i.e. Sarmatic) and resident in a variety of estuarine habitatsExpand
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Questioning the Rise of Gelatinous Zooplankton in the World's Oceans
During the past several decades, high numbers of gelatinous Zooplankton species have been reported in many estuarine and coastal ecosystems. Coupled with media-driven public perception, a paradigmExpand
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