Filling a gap in the phylogeny of flatworms: relationships within the Rhabdocoela (Platyhelminthes), inferred from 18S ribosomal DNA sequences

@article{Willems2006FillingAG,
  title={Filling a gap in the phylogeny of flatworms: relationships within the Rhabdocoela (Platyhelminthes), inferred from 18S ribosomal DNA sequences},
  author={Wim Willems and Andreas Wallberg and Ulf Jondelius and D. Timothy J. Littlewood and Thierry Backeljau and Ernest R. Schockaert and Tom J. Artois},
  journal={Zoologica Scripta},
  year={2006},
  volume={35}
}
The phylogeny of the Rhabdocoela, a species‐rich taxon of free‐living flatworms, is reconstructed based on complete 18S rDNA sequences. The analysis includes 62 rhabdocoels and 102 representatives of all major flatworm taxa. In total, 46 new sequences are used, 41 of them from rhabdocoel species, five from proseriates. Phylogenetic analysis was performed using maximum parsimony and Bayesian inference. Clade support was evaluated with parsimony jackknifing, Bremer support indices and Bayesian… 
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