Dismissal of Acoelomorpha: Acoela and Nemertodermatida are separate early bilaterian clades

  title={Dismissal of Acoelomorpha: Acoela and Nemertodermatida are separate early bilaterian clades},
  author={A. Wallberg and M. Curini-Galletti and A. Ahmadzadeh and U. Jondelius},
  journal={Zoologica Scripta},
  • A. Wallberg, M. Curini-Galletti, +1 author U. Jondelius
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Zoologica Scripta
  • We used new 18S and 28S rRNA sequences analysed with parsimony, maximum likelihood and Bayesian methods of phylogenetic reconstruction to show that Nemertodermatida, generally classified as the sister group of Acoela within the recently proposed Phylum Acoelomorpha, are a separate basal bilaterian lineage. We used several analytical approaches to control for possible long branch attraction (LBA) artefacts in our results. Parsimony and the model based phylogenetic reconstruction methods that… CONTINUE READING
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