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Phylogeny and classification of the Digenea (Platyhelminthes: Trematoda).
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Although a majority of families and to a lesser degree, superfamilies are supported as currently defined, the traditional divisions of the Echinostomida, Plagiorchiida and Strigeida were found to comprise non-natural assemblages. Expand
Resolving Difficult Phylogenetic Questions: Why More Sequences Are Not Enough
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Three recent large-scale phylogenomics studies, which deal with the early diversification of animals, produced highly incongruent findings despite the use of considerable sequence data, suggesting that merely adding more sequences is not enough to resolve the inconsistencies. Expand
Interrelationships and evolution of the tapeworms (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda).
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Interrelationships of the tapeworms were examined by use of small (SSU) and large (LSU) subunit ribosomal DNA sequences and morphological characters, finding the LSU data to be more informative than the SSU data and more consistent with inferences from morphology, although nodal support was generally weak for most basal nodes. Expand
Parasite speciation within or between host species?--phylogenetic evidence from site-specific polystome monogeneans.
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Results show unequivocally that congeneric species infecting the same site, even of host species belonging to different suborders and occurring on different continents, are more closely related than congenericspecies infecting different sites of the same host species. Expand
Added resolution among ordinal level relationships of tapeworms (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda) with complete small and large subunit nuclear ribosomal RNA genes.
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The addition of lsrDNA D4-D12 has provided an overall more resolved and better supported cestode phylogeny, which further promotes the utility of complete lsr DNA as phylogenetic marker where ssrDNA alone proves inadequate. Expand
A common origin of complex life cycles in parasitic flatworms: evidence from the complete mitochondrial genome of Microcotyle sebastis (Monogenea: Platyhelminthes)
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This work confirms that vertebrates were the first host for stem group neodermatans and that the addition of a second, invertebrate, host was a single event occurring in the Trematoda+Cestoda lineage, and supports the hypothesis that the most recent common ancestor of the Neodermata giving rise to the Monogenea adopted vertebrate ectoparasitism as its initial life cycle pattern. Expand
Testing the molecular clock: molecular and paleontological estimates of divergence times in the Echinoidea (Echinodermata).
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The level of agreement reached between different data and methodological approaches leads us to believe that careful application of likelihood and Bayesian methods to molecular data provides realistic divergence time estimates in the majority of cases, thus providing a remarkably well-calibrated phylogeny of a character-rich clade of ubiquitous marine benthic invertebrates. Expand
The interrelationships of the echinoderm classes: morphological and molecular evidence
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This work has reviewed all available morphological and molecular data, added new data and reanalysed independent data sets individually and in combination, in order to resolve echinoderm class relationships and picks out (outgroup(C(A(O(E,H))))) and (out group(C((A,O),( E,H)))) as the two most plausible phylogenetic hypotheses. Expand
Gnathostomulida--an enigmatic metazoan phylum from both morphological and molecular perspectives.
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The molecular data supported more strongly a third possible relationship with the gnathostomulids as a member of the Nematoda + Chaetognatha clade and called for a reevaluation of the morphological data and a denser sampling of the lesser phyla. Expand
The catholic taste of broad tapeworms - multiple routes to human infection.
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The broad host spectrum and the frequency with which switching between major host groups appears to have occurred, may hold the answer as to why accidental human infection occurred multiple times across the phylogeny of diphyllobothriideans. Expand
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