Demospongiae

Known as: Monaxonida, Tetraxonida, Ceractinomorpha 
The largest class in the phylum PORIFERA, comprised of over 95% of all living species. Most have siliceous spicules and/or a fibrous skeleton.
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2015
2015
Demospongiae is the largest sponge class including 81% of all living sponges with nearly 7,000 species worldwide. Systema… (More)
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2011
2011
Over the past few years, there has been growing interest among the sponge community in the phylogenetic position of the… (More)
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2009
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2009
The Neoproterozoic era (1,000–542 Myr ago) was an era of climatic extremes and biological evolutionary developments culminating… (More)
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2009
2009
Poribacteria were found in nine sponge species belonging to six orders of Porifera from three oceans. Phylogenetic analysis… (More)
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2008
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2008
Two major transitions in animal evolution--the origins of multicellularity and bilaterality--correlate with major changes in… (More)
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2008
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2008
Class Demospongiae (phylum Porifera) encompasses most of sponges' morphological and species diversity. It also represents one of… (More)
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2007
2007
During evolution and with the emergence of multicellular animals, the need arose to ward off foreign organisms that threaten the… (More)
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2004
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2004
An analysis of the phylogenetic relationships of the 13 orders of Demospongiae, based on 18S and C1, D1 and C2 domains of 28S… (More)
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2004
2004
The cyanobacterial symbionts of the marine sponge Chondrilla australiensis (Demospongiae) were examined using fluorescent… (More)
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1975
1975
The aquiferous systems of three common, coastal, marine Demospongiae, Halichondria panicea (Pallas), Haliclona permollis… (More)
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