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Phylogenomics Revives Traditional Views on Deep Animal Relationships
The origin of many of the defining features of animal body plans, such as symmetry, nervous system, and the mesoderm, remains shrouded in mystery because of major uncertainty regarding the emergenceExpand
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Improved Phylogenomic Taxon Sampling Noticeably Affects Nonbilaterian Relationships
Despite expanding data sets and advances in phylogenomic methods, deep-level metazoan relationships remain highly controversial. Recent phylogenomic analyses depart from classical concepts inExpand
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Diversity, structure and convergent evolution of the global sponge microbiome
Sponges (phylum Porifera) are early-diverging metazoa renowned for establishing complex microbial symbioses. Here we present a global Porifera microbiome survey, set out to establish the ecologicalExpand
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Global Diversity of Sponges (Porifera)
With the completion of a single unified classification, the Systema Porifera (SP) and subsequent development of an online species database, the World Porifera Database (WPD), we are now equipped toExpand
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Congruence between nuclear and mitochondrial genes in Demospongiae: a new hypothesis for relationships within the G4 clade (Porifera: Demospongiae).
The current morphological classification of the Demospongiae G4 clade was tested using large subunit ribosomal RNA (LSU rRNA) sequences from 119 taxa. Fifty-three mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase 1Expand
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The mitochondrial genomes of the iguana (Iguana iguana) and the caiman (Caiman crocodylus): implications for amniote phylogeny
The complete mitochondrial genomes of two reptiles, the common iguana (Iguana iguana) and the caiman (Caiman crocodylus), were sequenced in order to investigate phylogenetic questions of tetrapodExpand
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CO1 phylogenies in diploblasts and the 'Barcoding of Life' — are we sequencing a suboptimal partition?
Partitions of the cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (CO1) gene, especially the 5′′′ ′ end, are frequently recruited to infer lower level phylogenies in animals. In diploblasts, mitochondrial genes wereExpand
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Camouflaged invasion of Lake Malawi by an Oriental gastropod.
In this study we report the first animal invasion, to our knowledge, into Lake Malawi. The colonizer is a non-native morph of the gastropod Melanoides tuberculata that differs substantially inExpand
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Deep phylogeny and evolution of sponges (phylum Porifera).
Sponges (phylum Porifera) are a diverse taxon of benthic aquatic animals of great ecological, commercial, and biopharmaceutical importance. They are arguably the earliest-branching metazoan taxon,Expand
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The HMA-LMA dichotomy revisited: an electron microscopical survey of 56 sponge species.
The dichotomy between high microbial abundance (HMA) and low microbial abundance (LMA) sponges has been long recognized. In the present study, 56 sponge species from three geographic regions (greaterExpand
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