• Publications
  • Influence
The oyster genome reveals stress adaptation and complexity of shell formation
TLDR
The sequencing and assembly of the oyster genome using short reads and a fosmid-pooling strategy and transcriptomes of development and stress response and the proteome of the shell are reported, showing that shell formation in molluscs is more complex than currently understood and involves extensive participation of cells and their exosomes.
The genomes of four tapeworm species reveal adaptations to parasitism
TLDR
An analysis of tapeworm genome sequences using the human-infective species Echinococcus multilocularis, E. granulosus, Taenia solium and the laboratory model Hymenolepis microstoma offers insights into the evolution of parasitism and identifies new potential drug targets.
Lophotrochozoa internal phylogeny: new insights from an up-to-date analysis of nuclear ribosomal genes
TLDR
Ribosomal RNA genes are considered a reliable source for the study of deep divergences in the metazoan tree, provided that the data are treated carefully and the LBA effect is minimized.
A phylogenetic analysis of myosin heavy chain type II sequences corroborates that Acoela and Nemertodermatida are basal bilaterians
TLDR
This study demonstrates that Platyhelminthes are polyphyletic and that acoels and nemertodermatids are the extant earliest bilaterians, and that the common bilaterian ancestor was not, as currently held, large and complex but small, simple, and likely with direct development.
Back in time: a new systematic proposal for the Bilateria
TLDR
The phylogenetic trees obtained corroborate the position of acoel and nemertodermatid flatworms as the earliest branching extant members of the Bilateria and strengthen the view that stem bilaterians were small, acoELomate/pseudocoelomate, benthic organisms derived from planuloid-like organisms.
Molecular phylogeny of unikonts: new insights into the position of apusomonads and ancyromonads and the internal relationships of opisthokonts.
TLDR
Aiming at elucidating the evolutionary tree of the unikonts, a dataset with a large sampling of both organisms and genes, including representatives from all known opisthokont lineages is assembled and it is possible to pinpoint the origin and evolution of morphological characters.
Bilaterian phylogeny: a broad sampling of 13 nuclear genes provides a new Lophotrochozoa phylogeny and supports a paraphyletic basal acoelomorpha.
TLDR
A new phylogeny not only agrees with most classical molecular results but also provides new insights into the relationships between lophotrochozoans and challenges the results obtained using high-throughput strategies, highlighting the problems associated with the current trend to increase gene number rather than taxa.
Phylogenetic relationships within the Opisthokonta based on phylogenomic analyses of conserved single-copy protein domains.
TLDR
These analyses support the Filozoa hypothesis in which Ichthyosporea are the first holozoan lineage to emerge followed by Filasterea, Choanoflagellata, and Metazoa and represent independent tests of previous phylogenetic hypotheses.
Evolutionary history of the Tricladida and the Platyhelminthes: an up-to-date phylogenetic and systematic account.
TLDR
An up-to-date summary of the main phylogenetic changes and novelties of the Tricladida systematics, with some comments on their evolutionary implications.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...