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The Genome of the Ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi and Its Implications for Cell Type Evolution
Introduction An understanding of ctenophore biology is critical for reconstructing events that occurred early in animal evolution. The phylogenetic relationship of ctenophores (comb jellies) to otherExpand
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Bioluminescence in the sea.
Bioluminescence spans all oceanic dimensions and has evolved many times--from bacteria to fish--to powerfully influence behavioral and ecosystem dynamics. New methods and technology have broughtExpand
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Recurrent jellyfish blooms are a consequence of global oscillations
A perceived recent increase in global jellyfish abundance has been portrayed as a symptom of degraded oceans. This perception is based primarily on a few case studies and anecdotal evidence, but aExpand
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Molecular phylogenetics of the siphonophora (Cnidaria), with implications for the evolution of functional specialization.
Siphonophores are a group of pelagic colonial hydrozoans (Cnidaria) that have long been of general interest because of the division of labor between the polyps and medusae that make up theseExpand
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Detection of a bioluminescent milky sea from space.
On many occasions over the centuries, mariners have reported witnessing surreal nocturnal displays where the surface of the sea produces an intense, uniform, and sustained glow that extends to theExpand
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Evolutionary relationships among scyphozoan jellyfish families based on complete taxon sampling and phylogenetic analyses of 18S and 28S ribosomal DNA.
A stable phylogenetic hypothesis for families within jellyfish class Scyphozoa has been elusive. Reasons for the lack of resolution of scyphozoan familial relationships include a dearth ofExpand
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The hidden biology of sponges and ctenophores.
Animal evolution is often presented as a march toward complexity, with different living animal groups each representing grades of organization that arose through the progressive acquisition ofExpand
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Bioluminescent and Red-Fluorescent Lures in a Deep-Sea Siphonophore
Bioluminescence (light production) and fluorescence (re-emission of absorbed radiation as light) are found in an unaccountably diverse array of marine organisms, where their functions are largelyExpand
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Comparative feeding behavior of planktonic ctenophores.
  • S. H. Haddock
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Integrative and comparative biology
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The phylum Ctenophora (known as comb jellies) consists of gelatinous marine carnivores found from the surface to several thousand meters depth. Their morphology can be simple or complex, ranging fromExpand
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Phylogenetic analysis of lineage relationships among hyperiid amphipods as revealed by examination of the mitochondrial gene, cytochrome oxidase I (COI).
Among metazoans, crustaceans display the greatest disparity between body plans and are second only to the insects in overall species diversity. Within the crustaceans, the Amphipoda rank as one ofExpand
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