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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
In an effort to understand the phylogeny of the Platyhelminthes, the patterns of body‐wall musculature of flatworms were studied using fluorescence microscopy and Alexa‐488‐labeled phalloidin.Expand
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How the worm got its pharynx: phylogeny, classification and Bayesian assessment of character evolution in Acoela.
Acoela are marine microscopic worms currently thought to be the sister taxon of all other bilaterians. Acoels have long been used as models in evolutionary scenarios, and generalized conclusionsExpand
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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
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Molecular systematics of the Acoela (Acoelomorpha, Platyhelminthes) and its concordance with morphology.
The phylogenetic relationships of the lower worm group Acoela were investigated using newly obtained nuclear 18S rDNA sequences from 16 acoels in combination with 16 acoel sequences available onExpand
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Three party symbiosis: acoelomorph worms, corals and unicellular algal symbionts in Eilat (Red Sea)
Epizoic worms were found to occur on certain coral colonies from reefs off the coast of Eilat (Red Sea). We identified 14 coral species infested by acoelomorph worms at a depth range of 2–50 m. TheExpand
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Comparative morphology of the body wall in flatworms (Platyhelminthes)
The soft-bodied nature of the platyhelminths is due largely to the structure of the body wall and its lack of sclerotic elements such as cuticle. Free-living members, i.e., most turbellarians, showExpand
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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
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Musculature of Notholca acuminata (Rotifera: Ploima: Brachionidae) revealed by confocal scanning laser microscopy
. The body-wall and visceral musculature of Notholca acuminata was visualized using phalloidin-linked fluorescent dye under confocal laser scanning microscopy. The body-wall musculature includesExpand
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To Be or Not to Be a Flatworm: The Acoel Controversy
Since first described, acoels were considered members of the flatworms (Platyhelminthes). However, no clear synapomorphies among the three large flatworm taxa - the Catenulida, the Acoelomorpha andExpand
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Global diversity of free living flatworms (Platyhelminthes, “Turbellaria”) in freshwater
This contribution reviews diversity of turbellarian species by biogeographical regions, with comments on species biology. The review draws on the database available atExpand
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