Spiralian Phylogeny Informs the Evolution of Microscopic Lineages

@article{Laumer2015SpiralianPI,
  title={Spiralian Phylogeny Informs the Evolution of Microscopic Lineages},
  author={Christopher E. Laumer and Nicolas Bekkouche and Alexandra Kerbl and Freya E. Goetz and Ricardo Cardoso Neves and Martin Vinther S{\o}rensen and Reinhardt M{\o}bjerg Kristensen and Andreas Hejnol and Casey W. Dunn and Gonzalo Giribet and Katrine Worsaae},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={25},
  pages={2000-2006}
}
Despite rapid advances in the study of metazoan evolutionary history [1], phylogenomic analyses have so far neglected a number of microscopic lineages that possess a unique combination of characters and are thus informative for our understanding of morphological evolution. Chief among these lineages are the recently described animal groups Micrognathozoa and Loricifera, as well as the two interstitial "Problematica" Diurodrilus and Lobatocerebrum [2]. These genera show a certain resemblance to… Expand
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