Molecular phylogeny endorses the relationship between carnivorous and filter‐feeding tunicates (Tunicata, Ascidiacea)

  title={Molecular phylogeny endorses the relationship between carnivorous and filter‐feeding tunicates (Tunicata, Ascidiacea)},
  author={M. Tati{\'a}n and C. Lagger and M. Demarchi and C. Mattoni},
  journal={Zoologica Scripta},
Tatián, M., Lagger, C., Demarchi, M. & Mattoni, C. (2011). Molecular phylogeny endorses the relationship between carnivorous and filter‐feeding tunicates (Tunicata, Ascidiacea).—Zoologica Scripta, 40, 603–612. 
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