Buddenbrockia Is a Cnidarian Worm

  title={Buddenbrockia Is a Cnidarian Worm},
  author={Eva Jim{\'e}nez-Guri and H. Philippe and B. Okamura and P. Holland},
  pages={116 - 118}
  • Eva Jiménez-Guri, H. Philippe, +1 author P. Holland
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • A major evolutionary divide occurs in the animal kingdom between the so-called radially symmetric animals, which includes the cnidarians, and the bilaterally symmetric animals, which includes all worm phyla. Buddenbrockia plumatellae is an active, muscular, parasitic worm that belongs to the phylum Myxozoa, a group of morphologically simplified microscopic endoparasites that has proved difficult to place phylogenetically. Phylogenetic analyses of multiple protein-coding genes demonstrate that… CONTINUE READING
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