Deep-Sea Origin and In-Situ Diversification of Chrysogorgiid Octocorals

Abstract

The diversity, ubiquity and prevalence in deep waters of the octocoral family Chrysogorgiidae Verrill, 1883 make it noteworthy as a model system to study radiation and diversification in the deep sea. Here we provide the first comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of the Chrysogorgiidae, and compare phylogeny and depth distribution. Phylogenetic relationships… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038357

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