Animal evolution: Trichoplax, trees and taxonomic turmoil

Miller, David J., and Ball, Eldon E. (2008) Animal evolution: Trichoplax, trees and taxonomic turmoil. Current Biology, 18 (21). pp. 1003-1005.

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The genome sequence of Trichoplax adhaerens, the founding member of the enigmatic animal phylum Placozoa, has revealed that a surprising level of genetic complexity underlies its extremely simple body plan, indicating either that placozoans are secondarily simple or that there is an undiscovered morphologically complex life stage.

Item ID: 6173
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1879-0445
Keywords: Trichoplax; genomics; evolution
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2010 01:44
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0604 Genetics > 060409 Molecular Evolution @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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