Phylogeny of Syndermata (syn. Rotifera): Mitochondrial gene order verifies epizoic Seisonidea as sister to endoparasitic Acanthocephala within monophyletic Hemirotifera.

@article{Sielaff2016PhylogenyOS,
  title={Phylogeny of Syndermata (syn. Rotifera): Mitochondrial gene order verifies epizoic Seisonidea as sister to endoparasitic Acanthocephala within monophyletic Hemirotifera.},
  author={Malte Sielaff and Hanno Schmidt and Torsten Hugo Struck and David Rosenkranz and David B. Mark Welch and Thomas Hankeln and Holger Herlyn},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2016},
  volume={96},
  pages={
          79-92
        }
}
A monophyletic origin of endoparasitic thorny-headed worms (Acanthocephala) and wheel-animals (Rotifera) is widely accepted. However, the phylogeny inside the clade, be it called Syndermata or Rotifera, has lacked validation by mitochondrial (mt) data. Herein, we present the first mt genome of the key taxon Seison and report conflicting results of phylogenetic analyses: while mt sequence-based topologies showed monophyletic Lemniscea (Bdelloidea+Acanthocephala), gene order analyses supported… CONTINUE READING
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