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The phylum Cnidaria: A review of phylogenetic patterns and diversity 300 years after Linnaeus
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This work contrasts the Linnaean perspective on cnidarian diversity with the modern, phylogenetic perspective, and details diversity at the family level, providing phylogenetic context where possible. Expand
Hidden among Sea Anemones: The First Comprehensive Phylogenetic Reconstruction of the Order Actiniaria (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Hexacorallia) Reveals a Novel Group of Hexacorals
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Based on the comprehensive phylogeny, a new formal higher-level classification is proposed for Actiniaria composed of only two suborders, Anenthemonae and EnthemonAE and erect subgroups within these two newly-erected suborders. Expand
The Mitochondrial Genome of a Deep-Sea Bamboo Coral (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Octocorallia, Isididae): Genome Structure and Putative Origins of Replication Are Not Conserved Among Octocorals
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Comparative analyses suggest that intramitochondrial recombination and errors in replication at OriH may be responsible for changes in gene order in octocorals and hexacorals, respectively and no evidence for strand-specific mutational biases that may influence phylogenetic analyses that include this subfamily of bamboo corals is found. Expand
Deep-sea octocorals and antipatharians show no evidence of seamount-scale endemism in the NW Atlantic
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Well-sampled haplotypes were not geographically isolated on individual seamounts, thus refuting the hypothesis of local endemism of coral fauna on the New England and Corner Seamounts and suggesting the narrow geographic distribution of rare haplotypes is most likely due to undersampling rather than endemist. Expand
Genome assembly and geospatial phylogenomics of the bed bug Cimex lectularius
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The assembly, annotation and phylogenetic mapping of the 697.9-Mb Cimex lectularius genome is reported, which provides a rich genetic resource for mapping activity and density of C. Lectularius across human hosts and cities, which can help track, manage and control bed bug infestations. Expand
A RNA-seq approach to identify putative toxins from acrorhagi in aggressive and non-aggressive Anthopleura elegantissima polyps
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This study investigates the venom composition and gene ontology diversity of acrorhagi, specialized structures used in intraspecific competition, in aggressive and non-aggressive polyps of the aggregating sea anemone Anthopleura elegantissima and identifies several candidate toxins and other potentially important proteins. Expand
Large-scale differences in microbial biodiversity discovery between 16S amplicon and shotgun sequencing
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This work compares two next-generation sequencing techniques – amplicon and shotgun – on water samples across four of Brazil’s major river floodplain systems, challenging the dogma that mid-depth shotgun recovers more diversity than amplicon-based approaches. Expand
The evolutionary history of the order Antipatharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia) as inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA: implications for black coral taxonomy and systematics
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These and other results provide novel, independent insights into the evolutionary history of antipatharians and support placement of species into higher-level groupings based on microscopic skeletal features rather than gross colony morphology. Expand
The complete mitochondrial genome of the black coral Chrysopathes formosa (Cnidaria:Anthozoa:Antipatharia) supports classification of antipatharians within the subclass Hexacorallia.
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Phylogenetic analyses of multiple protein-coding genes support classifying the Antipatharia within the subclass Hexacorallia and not the subclass Ceriantipathalia; however, the sister-taxon relationships of black corals within Hexac orallia remain inconclusive. Expand
Pyrosequencing the salivary transcriptome of Haemadipsa interrupta (Annelida: Clitellata: Haemadipsidae): anticoagulant diversity and insight into the evolution of anticoagulation capabilities in
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Pyrosequencing data from the salivary transcriptome of the hematophagous terrestrial leech Haemadipsa interrupta is presented and the current understanding of the distribution and evolution of anticoagulants in leeches is discussed. Expand
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