Animal evolution: the enigmatic phylum Placozoa revisited

Miller, David J., and Ball, Eldon E. (2005) Animal evolution: the enigmatic phylum Placozoa revisited. Current Biology, 15 (1). R26-R28.

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A recent report of high levels of genetic variation between strains of Trichoplax adhaerens challenges the traditional view that the phylum Placozoa comprises only one species. At the morphological level, placozoans are amongst the simplest extant animals, but molecular evidence suggests that they may have more complex origins.

Item ID: 6172
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1879-0445
Keywords: evolution; Trichoplax
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2010 01:35
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