The Origin of Metazoan Complexity: Porifera as Integrated Animals1

@inproceedings{Mller2003TheOO,
  title={The Origin of Metazoan Complexity: Porifera as Integrated Animals1},
  author={W. M{\"u}ller},
  booktitle={Integrative and comparative biology},
  year={2003}
}
  • W. Müller
  • Published in
    Integrative and comparative…
    2003
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Abstract Sponges [Porifera] are the phylogenetically oldest metazoan phylum still extant today; they share the closest relationship with the hypothetical common metazoan ancestor, the Urmetazoa. During the past 8 years cDNAs coding for proteins involved in cell-cell- and cell-tissue interaction have been cloned from sponges, primarily from Suberites domuncula and Geodia cydonium and their functions have been studied in vivo as well as in vitro. Also, characteristic elements of the extracellular… CONTINUE READING
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