Opening Pandora’s box: Clitellum in phylogeny and taxonomy of earthworms

  title={Opening Pandora’s box: Clitellum in phylogeny and taxonomy of earthworms},
  author={Tom{\'a}{\vs} Pavl{\'i}{\vc}ek and Yarin Hadid and Csaba Csuzdi},
  journal={Zoology in the Middle East},
  pages={31 - 46}
Abstract The solution to the current contradictions in earthworm taxonomy and phylogeny is a better understanding of the underlying speciation process. The analysis of size and distribution of clitellar segments and that of tubercula pubertatis in the model homoploid genus Lumbricus provides prima facie evidence for the occurrence of the intra-chromosomal autohomoploid hybridization (autohomoploid hybridization=hybridization without changing the ploidy level and taking place between parents… Expand
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