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Broad phylogenomic sampling improves resolution of the animal tree of life
This data reinforce several previously identified clades that split deeply in the animal tree, unambiguously resolve multiple long-standing issues for which there was strong conflicting support in earlier studies with less data, and provide molecular support for the monophyly of molluscs, a group long recognized by morphologists. Expand
Radiation of Extant Cetaceans Driven by Restructuring of the Oceans
It is found that the toothed whales are monophyletic, suggesting that echolocation evolved only once early in that lineage some 36–34 Ma, and support is found for increased diversification rates during periods of pronounced physical restructuring of the oceans. Expand
Higher-level metazoan relationships: recent progress and remaining questions
The relationships of the five main metazoan lineages—Porifera, Ctenophora, Placozoa, Cnidaria and Bilateria—remain subject to conflicting topologies according to different taxonomic samples and analytical approaches. Expand
Spiralian Phylogeny Informs the Evolution of Microscopic Lineages
The emerging concept of a microscopic, acoelomate, direct-developing ancestor of Spiralia is reviewed and 402 orthologs mined from genome and transcriptome assemblies of 90 taxa are assessed. Expand
On the evolution and morphology of the rotiferan trophi, with a cladistic analysis of Rotifera
The phylogeny of Rotifera was examined in different computer-generated cladistic analyses, including Seisonidea, BdelloideA, Flosculariacea, Collothecacea and all ploimids treated on family level, and suggested that the presence of an incus is synapomorphic for Gnathifera while mallei are synapomorph for Micrognathozoa andRotifera. Expand
Musculature in three species of Proales (Monogononta, Rotifera) stained with phalloidin-labeled fluorescent dye
The musculature in the rotifer species Proales daphnicola, P. reinhardti and P. fallaciosa was stained with phalloidin-labeled fluorescent dye and compared with data from other rotifers and it was concluded that the muscles pars coronalis and the corona sphincter probably represent conditions in Ploima or Monogononta. Expand
Marine meiofauna, carbon and nitrogen mineralization in sandy and soft sediments of Disko Bay, West Greenland
Organic carbon mineralization was studied in a shallow-water (4 m), sandy sediment and 2 comparatively deep-water (150 and 300 m), soft sediments in Disko Bay, West Greenland. Benthic nucroalgaeExpand
Investigations into the phylogenetic position of Micrognathozoa using four molecular loci
A phylogenetic comparison of four molecular loci for Limnognathia maerski and other newly generated sequences of mainly acoelomate animals showed that Micrognathozoa may constitute an independent lineage from those of Gnathostomulida and Rotifera. Expand
Bayesian Inference of the Metazoan Phylogeny A Combined Molecular and Morphological Approach
This work presents the first statistically founded analysis of a metazoan data set based on a combination of morphological and molecular data and compares the results with a traditional parsimony analysis. Expand