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ACOELOMORPHA

Claus Nielsen

in Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199606023
eISBN:
9780191774706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

Acoelomorpha is a clade comprised of three phyla that have been interpreted as closely related ‘primitive turbellarians’: acoels, nemertodermatids, and Xenoturbella. Molecular phylogenetics shows ... More


The Small Picture Approach to the Big Picture: Using DNA Sequences to Investigate the Diversification of Animal Body Plans

Lindell Bromham

in The Major Transitions in Evolution Revisited

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015240
eISBN:
9780262295703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015240.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter is concerned with the Cambrian explosion. It considers only one particular kind of explanation for the Cambrian radiation: that major innovations in animal body plan were produced from ... More


Molluscan Evolution and Phylogeny: An Introduction

winson F. Ponder and David R. Lindberg

in Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520250925
eISBN:
9780520933705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250925.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the phylogeny and evolution of the members of phylum Mollusca. It explains that the Mollusca are the second largest phylum ... More


Introduction

Claus Nielsen

in Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199606023
eISBN:
9780191774706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

Charles Darwin revolutionised biological thought by suggesting that the origins of species were the result of ‘descent with modification’. His theory of evolution gave the word ‘homology’ its present ... More


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