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Evolution of body‐wall musculature in the Platyhelminthes (Acoelomorpha, Catenulida, Rhabditophora)
  • M. Hooge
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of morphology
  • 1 September 2001
Patterns of musculature as well as other morphological characters are used here for revisions of acoel systematics, including the return of Eumecynostomum sanguineum to the genus Aphanostoma, the revision of the family Childiidae, and the formation of a new family, Actinoposthiidae. Expand
How the worm got its pharynx: phylogeny, classification and Bayesian assessment of character evolution in Acoela.
A phylogenetic classification of Acoela down to the family level where six previous family level taxa are synonymized and Diopisthoporidae is the sister group to all other acoels and has the highest posterior similarity to the root. Expand
First evidence of maternal transmission of algal endosymbionts at an oocyte stage in a triploblastic host, with observations on reproduction in Waminoa brickneri (Acoelomorpha)
Abstract. Examination of sexual reproduction in a symbiotic acoelomorph worm, Waminoa brickneri from Eilat (Red Sea), presents the first definitive evidence for maternal transmission ofExpand
Three party symbiosis: acoelomorph worms, corals and unicellular algal symbionts in Eilat (Red Sea)
Observations show that the epizoic worms do not acquire their symbionts from the “host” coral, and display high specificity for genetically distinctive Symbiodinium spp. Expand
Molecular systematics of the Acoela (Acoelomorpha, Platyhelminthes) and its concordance with morphology.
Parsimony and maximum likelihood analyses of the molecular data supported the concept that the Acoela is monophyletic; however, the gene tree produced by these analyses conflicts with the current taxonomic system for the A coela in several family-level groupings. Expand
Comparative morphology of the body wall in flatworms (Platyhelminthes)
The neodermis can be seen as a special adaptation of a developmental mechanism common to all platyhelminths, in which epidermal growth and renewal are accomplished by replacement cells originating beneath the body wall. Expand
New tools for resolving phylogenies: a systematic revision of the Convolutidae (Acoelomorpha, Acoela)
Molecular sequence data, morphological characters of spermatozoa, and newly obtained morphological characters of penis musculature are used here to revise the systematics of the family ConvolutidaeExpand
Musculature of Notholca acuminata (Rotifera: Ploima: Brachionidae) revealed by confocal scanning laser microscopy
Muscle-revealing staining shows promise for providing additional information on previously unrecognized complexity in rotifer musculature that will be useful in functional morphology and phylogenetic analyses. Expand
Global diversity of free living flatworms (Platyhelminthes, “Turbellaria”) in freshwater
Diversity of turbellarian species by biogeographical regions is reviewed, suggesting that species richness may be at least one order of magnitude higher than the currently reported number of species. Expand
Waminoa brickneri n. sp. (Acoela: Acoelomorpha) associated with corals in the Red Sea
A new species collected from the stony coral Plesiastrea laxa in the Red Sea is described, Waminoa brickneri n. Expand