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The transcriptomic response of the coral Acropora digitifera to a competent Symbiodinium strain: the symbiosome as an arrested early phagosome
Despite the ecological significance of the relationship between reef‐building corals and intracellular photosynthetic dinoflagellates of the genus Symbiodinium, very little is known about theExpand
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Stepwise Evolution of Coral Biomineralization Revealed with Genome-Wide Proteomics and Transcriptomics
Despite the importance of stony corals in many research fields related to global issues, such as marine ecology, climate change, paleoclimatogy, and metazoan evolution, very little is known about theExpand
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Nemertean and phoronid genomes reveal lophotrochozoan evolution and the origin of bilaterian heads
Nemerteans (ribbon worms) and phoronids (horseshoe worms) are closely related lophotrochozoans—a group of animals including leeches, snails and other invertebrates. Lophotrochozoans represent aExpand
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A New Spiralian Phylogeny Places the Enigmatic Arrow Worms among Gnathiferans
Chaetognaths (arrow worms) are an enigmatic group of marine animals whose phylogenetic position remains elusive, in part because they display a mix of developmental and morphological charactersExpand
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Metabolic and physiological interdependencies in the Bathymodiolus azoricus symbiosis
The hydrothermal vent mussel Bathymodiolus azoricus lives in an intimate symbiosis with two types of chemosynthetic Gammaproteobacteria in its gills: a sulfur oxidizer and a methane oxidizer. DespiteExpand
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Chitin-based barrier immunity and its loss predated mucus-colonization by indigenous gut microbiota
Mammalian gut microbiota are integral to host health. However, how this association began remains unclear. We show that in basal chordates the gut space is radially compartmentalized into a luminalExpand
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Chordate Origins and Evolution: The Molecular Evolutionary Road to Vertebrates
Chordate Origins and Evolution: The Molecular Evolutionary Road to Vertebrates focuses on echinoderms (starfish, sea urchins, and others), hemichordates (acorn worms, etc.), cephalochordatesExpand
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The Mesoderm-Forming Gene brachyury Regulates Ectoderm-Endoderm Demarcation in the Coral Acropora digitifera
Blastoporal expression of the T-box transcription factor gene brachyury is conserved in most metazoans [1, 2]. Its role in mesoderm formation has been intensively studied in vertebrates [3-6].Expand
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The Roles of Introgression and Climate Change in the Rise to Dominance of Acropora Corals
Reef-building corals provide the structural basis for one of Earth's most spectacular and diverse-but increasingly threatened-ecosystems. Modern Indo-Pacific reefs are dominated by species of theExpand
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ORTHOSCOPE: An Automatic Web Tool for Phylogenetically Inferring Bilaterian Orthogroups with User-Selected Taxa
Abstract Identification of orthologous or paralogous relationships of coding genes is fundamental to all aspects of comparative genomics. For accurate identification of orthologs among deeplyExpand
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