Identification of chaetognaths as protostomes is supported by the analysis of their mitochondrial genome.

@article{Papillon2004IdentificationOC,
  title={Identification of chaetognaths as protostomes is supported by the analysis of their mitochondrial genome.},
  author={Daniel Papillon and Yvan Perez and Xavier Caubit and Yannick Le Parco},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={21 11},
  pages={2122-9}
}
Determining the phylogenetic position of enigmatic phyla such as Chaetognatha is a longstanding challenge for biologists. Chaetognaths (or arrow worms) are small, bilaterally symmetrical metazoans. In the past decades, their relationships within the metazoans have been strongly debated because of embryological and morphological features shared with the two main branches of Bilateria: the deuterostomes and protostomes. Despite recent attempts based on molecular data, the Chaetognatha affinities… CONTINUE READING

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