A taxogenomics approach uncovers a new genus in the phylum Placozoa

@article{Eitel2017ATA,
  title={A taxogenomics approach uncovers a new genus in the phylum Placozoa},
  author={M. Eitel and W. Francis and Hans-J{\"u}rgen Osigus and S. Krebs and S. Vargas and H. Blum and Gray A. Williams and B. Schierwater and G. W{\"o}rheide},
  journal={bioRxiv},
  year={2017}
}
The Placozoa [1] is a monotypic phylum of non-bilaterian marine animals. Its only species, Trichoplax adhaerens, was described in 1883 [2], Despite the worldwide distribution of placozoans [3–6], morphological differences are lacking among isolates from different geographic areas and, consequently, no other species in this phylum has been described and accepted for more than 130 years. However, recent single-gene studies on the genetic diversity of this “species” have revealed deeply divergent… Expand
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