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A combined approach toward resolving the phylogeny of Mollusca 

Kocot, Kevin (2013-04-22)
With estimates of up to 200,000 extant species, Mollusca is second in number of species only to Arthropoda. Moreover, with species as different as meiofaunal worms and giant squid, Mollusca is one of the most morphologically ...

Comparative genomics reveal symbiont-host evolution of deep-sea tubeworms (Siboglinidae, Annelida) and wood-boring bivalves (Xylophagaidae, Mollusca) 

Li, Yuanning (2017-07-22)
Chemosynthetic communities are patchily distributed in deep-sea ecosystems, including hydrothermal vents, methane seeps and whale, wood, and algal falls. Unlike abyssal seafloor communities that suffer from food limitation ...

Hemichordate phylogeny: a molecular and genomic approach 

Cannon, Johanna (2014-04-17)
The phylogenetic relationships within Hemichordata are significant for understanding the evolution of the deuterostomes. Hemichordates possess several important morphological structures in common with chordates, and they ...

Seeing stars: a molecular and morphological investigation of the Odontasteridae (Asteroidea) 

Janosik, Alexis Michele (2012-05-16)
Odontasterids (Asteroidea: Echinodermata) comprise a clade described by A.E. Verrill in 1899 and are placed within Valvatida, a derived assemblage of sea stars. Boasting a worldwide distribution, Odontasterids are found ...