A molecular phylogenetic analysis of reproductive trait evolution in the soft coral genus Alcyonium.

@article{McFadden2001AMP,
  title={A molecular phylogenetic analysis of reproductive trait evolution in the soft coral genus Alcyonium.},
  author={Catherine S McFadden and R S. Donahue and Brandon K. Hadland and Richard Weston},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2001},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={54-67}
}
The soft coral genus Alcyonium is among the most reproductively diverse invertebrate taxa known: The genus includes species that vary both in mode of reproduction (including broadcast spawners, internal brooders, and external brooders) and sexual expression (gonochores, hermaphrodites, and a unisexual parthenogen). Such diversity offers a unique opportunity to examine associations between reproductive and morphological traits in a phylogenetic context. We used an approximately 900-bp sequence… CONTINUE READING