Origin of Metazoa: Sponges as Living Fossils

  title={Origin of Metazoa: Sponges as Living Fossils},
  author={Werner E. G. M{\"u}ller},
, which code for proteins. The analyses of their deduced amino acid sequences allowed a molecular biological approach to solve the problem of monophyly of Metazoa. Molecules of the extracellular matrix/basal lamina, with the integrin receptor, fibronectin, and galectin as prominent examples, cell-surface receptors (tyrosine kinase receptor), elements of sensory systems (crystallin, metabotropic glutamate receptor), and homologs/modules of an immune system (immunoglobulin like molecules… CONTINUE READING


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