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Systematic Revision of Symbiodiniaceae Highlights the Antiquity and Diversity of Coral Endosymbionts
The advent of molecular data has transformed the science of organizing and studying life on Earth. Genetics-based evidence provides fundamental insights into the diversity, ecology, and origins ofExpand
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Phylogenomics reveals deep molluscan relationships
Evolutionary relationships among the eight major lineages of Mollusca have remained unresolved despite their diversity and importance. Previous investigations of molluscan phylogeny, based primarilyExpand
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Measuring rDNA diversity in eukaryotic microbial systems: how intragenomic variation, pseudogenes, and PCR artifacts confound biodiversity estimates
Molecular approaches have revolutionized our ability to study the ecology and evolution of micro‐organisms. Among the most widely used genetic markers for these studies are genes and spacers of theExpand
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Genetic diversity of symbiotic dinoflagellates in the genus Symbiodinium.
Coral reef ecosystems, one of the most biodiverse habitats in the world, owe their success to obligate mutualistic symbioses involving invertebrates and photosynthetic dinoflagellate symbiontsExpand
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Molecular phylogeny of symbiotic dinoflagellates inferred from partial chloroplast large subunit (23S)-rDNA sequences.
Symbiotic associations between invertebrates and dinoflagellates of the genus Symbiodinium are a common occurrence in marine environments. However, despite our extensive knowledge concerning theExpand
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The players in a mutualistic symbiosis: insects, bacteria, viruses, and virulence genes.
Aphids maintain mutualistic symbioses involving consortia of coinherited organisms. All possess a primary endosymbiont, Buchnera, which compensates for dietary deficiencies; many also containExpand
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Illuminating the base of the annelid tree using transcriptomics.
Annelida is one of three animal groups possessing segmentation and is central in considerations about the evolution of different character traits. It has even been proposed that the bilaterianExpand
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Early ontogenetic expression of specificity in a cnidarian-algal symbiosis
Most cnidarian-microalgae symbioses exhibit some degree of specificity in host-sym- biont pairing. Among taxa with aposymbiotic larvae, specificity must be established each generation. Newly settledExpand
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Environmental populations of symbiotic dinoflagellates in the genus Symbiodinium can initiate symbioses with reef cnidarians
Invertebrate–dinoflagellate symbioses are responsible for the high productivity and structural complexity of the coral reef ecosystem. Coral reefs around the world are in decline with much of theExpand
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Reef Endemism, Host Specificity and Temporal Stability in Populations of Symbiotic Dinoflagellates from Two Ecologically Dominant Caribbean Corals
Background The dinoflagellate genus Symbiodinium forms symbioses with numerous protistan and invertebrate metazoan hosts. However, few data on symbiont genetic structure are available, hinderingExpand
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