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When molecules support morphology: Phylogenetic reconstruction of the family Onuphidae (Eunicida, Annelida) based on 16S rDNA and 18S rDNA
Onuphid polychaetes are tubicolous marine worms commonly reported worldwide from intertidal areas to hadal depths. They often dominate in benthic communities and have economic importance in aquaculture and recreational ...
Ancestral role of Pax2/5/8 in molluscan brain and multimodal sensory system development
(BioMed Central, 2015-10-28)
Background Mollusks represent the largest lophotrochozoan phylum and exhibit highly diverse body plans. Previous studies have demonstrated that transcription factors such as Pax genes play important roles during their ...
Development of the nervous system in Solenogastres (Mollusca) reveals putative ancestral spiralian features
(BioMed Central, 2014-12-24)
Background: The Solenogastres (or Neomeniomorpha) are a taxon of aplacophoran molluscs with contentious phylogenetic placement. Since available developmental data on non-conchiferan (that is, aculiferan) molluscs mainly ...