Publication
Title
Phylogeny of protostome worms derived from 18S rRNA sequences
Author
Abstract
The phylogenetic relationships of protostome worms were studied by comparing new complete 18S rRNA sequences of Vestimentifera, Pogonophora, Sipuncula, Echiura, Nemertea, and Annelida with existing 18S rRNA sequences of Mollusca, Arthropoda, Chordata, and Platyhelminthes. Phylogenetic trees were inferred via neighbor-joining and maximum parsimony analyses. These suggest that, (1) Sipuncula and Echiura are not sister groups; (2) Nemertea are protostomes; (3) Vestimentifera and Pogonophora are protostomes that have a common ancestor with Echiura; and (4) Vestimentifera and Pogonophora are a monophyletic clade.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Molecular biology and evolution. - Chicago, Ill.
Publication
Chicago, Ill. : 1995
ISSN
0737-4038
Volume/pages
12:4(1995), p. 641-649
ISI
A1995RE69300012
UAntwerpen
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Publication type
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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