On the phylogenetic relationships of hadromerid and poecilosclerid sponges

  title={On the phylogenetic relationships of hadromerid and poecilosclerid sponges},
  author={Kord M. Kober and Scott A. Nichols},
  journal={Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom},
  pages={1585 - 1598}
  • K. Kober, S. Nichols
  • Published 1 December 2007
  • Biology
  • Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Recent phylogenetic analyses of demosponges have suggested that the order Poecilosclerida is monophyletic and nested within the paraphyletic ‘order’ Hadromerida. Until now, this result has rested upon very limited taxon sampling of SSU sequences and partial LSU sequences. We collected and analysed additional full-length SSU and LSU sequences to test the validity and position of the poecilosclerid/hadromerid clade within demosponges, and we sampled a short segment of the LSU from diverse… 
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