Molecular systematics of the Acoela (Acoelomorpha, Platyhelminthes) and its concordance with morphology.

@article{Hooge2002MolecularSO,
  title={Molecular systematics of the Acoela (Acoelomorpha, Platyhelminthes) and its concordance with morphology.},
  author={Matthew D. Hooge and Pilar A. Haye and Seth D. Tyler and Marian K. Litvaitis and Irv Kornfield},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2002},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={
          333-42
        }
}
The phylogenetic relationships of the lower worm group Acoela were investigated using newly obtained nuclear 18S rDNA sequences from 16 acoels in combination with 16 acoel sequences available on GenBank from other laboratories. Parsimony and maximum likelihood analyses of the molecular data supported the concept that the Acoela is monophyletic; however, the gene tree produced by these analyses conflicts with the current taxonomic system for the Acoela in several family-level groupings. Most… CONTINUE READING

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