The muscular system of Musellifer delamarei (Renaud-Mornant, 1968) and other chaetonotidans with implications for the phylogeny and systematization of the Paucitubulatina (Gastrotricha)

@article{Leasi2008TheMS,
  title={The muscular system of Musellifer delamarei (Renaud-Mornant, 1968) and other chaetonotidans with implications for the phylogeny and systematization of the Paucitubulatina (Gastrotricha)},
  author={Francesca Leasi and M. Antonio Todaro},
  journal={Biological Journal of The Linnean Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={94},
  pages={379-398}
}
  • F. Leasi, M. Todaro
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Biology
  • Biological Journal of The Linnean Society
We studied comparatively the muscle organization of several gastrotrich species, aiming at shedding some light on the evolutionary relationships among the taxa of the suborder Paucitubulatina. Under confocal laser scanning microscope, the circular muscles were present in the splanchnic position as incomplete circular rings in Musellifer delamarei (Chaetonotidae) and Xenotrichula intermedia (Xenotrichulidae) and as dorsoventral bands in Xenotrichula punctata, Heteroxenotrichula squamosa and… 

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