TITLE

Placozoa: at least two

AUTHOR(S)
Wolf, Matthias; Selig, Christian; Müller, Tobias; Philippi, Nicole; Dandekar, Thomas; Schultz, Jörg
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Biologia;Dec2007, Vol. 62 Issue 6, p641
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
No abstract available.
ACCESSION #
49581540

 

Related Articles

  • Dendrogramma, New Genus, with Two New Non-Bilaterian Species from the Marine Bathyal of Southeastern Australia (Animalia, Metazoa incertae sedis) – with Similarities to Some Medusoids from the Precambrian Ediacara. Just, Jean; Kristensen, Reinhardt Møbjerg; Olesen, Jørgen // PLoS ONE;Sep2014, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p1 

    A new genus, Dendrogramma, with two new species of multicellular, non-bilaterian, mesogleal animals with some bilateral aspects, D. enigmatica and D. discoides, are described from the south-east Australian bathyal (400 and 1000 metres depth). A new family, Dendrogrammatidae, is established for...

  • Phylogeny of Choanozoa, Apusozoa, and Other Protozoa and Early Eukaryote Megaevolution. Cavalier-Smith, Thomas; Chao, Ema E. -Y. // Journal of Molecular Evolution;May2003, Vol. 56 Issue 5, p540 

    The primary diversification of eukaryotes involved protozoa, especially zooflagellates—flagellate protozoa without plastids. Understanding the origins of the higher eukaryotic kingdoms (two purely heterotrophic, Animalia and Fungi, and two primarily photosynthetic, Plantae and Chromista)...

  • New Insights into Placozoan Sexual Reproduction and Development. Eitel, Michael; Guidi, Loretta; Hadrys, Heike; Balsamo, Maria; Schierwater, Bernd // PLoS ONE;2011, Vol. 6 Issue 5, p1 

    Unraveling animal life cycles and embryonic development is basic to understanding animal biology and often sheds light on phylogenetic relationships. A key group for understanding the evolution of the Metazoa is the early branching phylum Placozoa, which has attracted rapidly increasing...

  • Computational workflow for analysis of gain and loss of genes in distantly related genomes. Ptitsyn, Andrey; Moroz, Leonid L. // BMC Bioinformatics;2012 Supplement, Vol. 13 Issue Suppl 15, p1 

    Background: Early evolution of animals led to profound changes in body plan organization, symmetry and the rise of tissue complexity including formation of muscular and nervous systems. This process was associated with massive restructuring of animal genomes as well as deletion, acquisition and...

  • Population genetics: Using recombination to detect sexual reproduction: the contrasting cases of Placozoa and C. elegans. Charlesworth, D. // Heredity;May2006, Vol. 96 Issue 5, p341 

    The article reflects on using recombination to detect sexual reproduction of Placozoa and Caenorhabditis elegans species. A study has detected signs of sexual reproduction in species of Placozoa and Caenorhabditis elegans even if its hard to determine whether a population is sexual or asexual....

  • The telomere repeat motif of basal Metazoa. Walther Traut; Monika Szczepanowski; Magda Vítková; Christian Opitz; František Marec; Jan Zrzavý // Chromosome Research;Apr2007, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p371 

    Abstract  In most eukaryotes the telomeres consist of short DNA tandem repeats and associated proteins. Telomeric repeats are added to the chromosome ends by telomerase, a specialized reverse transcriptase. We examined telomerase activity and telomere repeat sequences in representatives of...

  • The homeodomain complement of the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi suggests that Ctenophora and Porifera diverged prior to the ParaHoxozoa. Ryan, Joseph F.; Pang, Kevin; Mullikin, James C.; Martindale, Mark Q.; Baxevanis, Andreas D. // EvoDevo;2010, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p1 

    Background: The much-debated phylogenetic relationships of the five early branching metazoan lineages (Bilateria, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Placozoa and Porifera) are of fundamental importance in piecing together events that occurred early in animal evolution. Comparisons of gene content between...

  • Phylogenetic Context and Basal Metazoan Model Systems. Collins, Allen G.; Cartwright, Paulyn; McFadden, Catherine S.; Schierwater, Bernd // Integrative & Comparative Biology;Sep2005, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p585 

    In comparative studies using model organisms, extant taxa are often referred to as basal. The term suggests that such taxa are descendants of lineages that diverged early in the history of some larger taxon. By this usage, the basal metazoans comprise just four phyla (Placozoa, Porifera,...

  • Key transitions in animal evolution: a mitochondrial DNA perspective. Lavrov, Dennis V. // Integrative & Comparative Biology;Nov2007, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p734 

    Synopsis Animal mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is usually depicted as a small and very economically organized molecule with almost invariable gene content, stable gene order, a high rate of sequence evolution, and several unorthodox genetic features. Sampling across different animal phyla reveals...

  • Global Diversity of the Placozoa. Eitel, Michael; Osigus, Hans-Jürgen; DeSalle, Rob; Schierwater, Bernd // PLoS ONE;Apr2013, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p1 

    The enigmatic animal phylum Placozoa holds a key position in the metazoan Tree of Life. A simple bauplan makes it appear to be the most basal metazoan known and genetic evidence also points to a position close to the last common metazoan ancestor. Trichoplax adhaerens is the only formally...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics