Large expansion segments in 18S rDNA support a new sponge clade (Class Demospongiae, Order Haplosclerida).


:Newly emerging molecular phylogenetic hypotheses involving the sponge Order Haplosclerida (Class Demospongiae) are far removed from traditional views on their classification using morphology. In the new grouping of marine haplosclerid taxa by molecular data all members of one highly supported clade were found to have three large indels in the 18S rRNA gene. These indels were not found in this gene in other marine haplosclerids or in any other demosponges analysed. These indels were found in the variable V4 and V7 region of the gene, had high GC contents and formed stable double stranded helices in the 18S rRNA secondary structure. These indels are very important synapomorphies, provide high support for an alternative taxonomic scheme and could help resolve the phylogeny of this order in conjunction with other phylogenetically informative characters.


Mol Phylogenet Evol


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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nicolas AN,Plunkett GM

    更新日期:2009-10-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Maciel NM,Collevatti RG,Colli GR,Schwartz EF

    更新日期:2010-11-01 00:00:00

  • Vicariance, colonisation, and fast local speciation in Asia Minor and the Balkans as revealed from the phylogeny of spined loaches (Osteichthyes; Cobitidae).

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bohlen J,Perdices A,Doadrio I,Economidis PS

    更新日期:2006-05-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Harding LE,Smith FA

    更新日期:2009-09-01 00:00:00

  • First data on the molecular phylogeography of scincid lizards of the genus Mabuya.

    abstract::A 487-bp fragment of the mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene was sequenced in 26 species of the circumtropical lizard genus Mabuya and used to analyze phylogenetic relationships within the genus. The species from Africa and Madagascar formed a monophyletic group relative to the included Asian and South American taxa. The Mala...

    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mausfeld P,Vences M,Schmitz A,Veith M

    更新日期:2000-10-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Soltis DE,Mort ME,Soltis PS,Hibsch-Jetter C,Zimmer EA,Morgan D

    更新日期:1999-03-01 00:00:00

  • Molecular phylogenetics of Australo-Papuan possums and gliders (family Petauridae).

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Osborne MJ,Christidis L

    更新日期:2001-08-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Erkens RH,Chatrou LW,Maas JW,van der Niet T,Savolainen V

    更新日期:2007-07-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tiemann-Boege I,Kilpatrick CW,Schmidly DJ,Bradley RD

    更新日期:2000-09-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kück P,Struck TH

    更新日期:2014-01-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Remigio EA,Hebert PD

    更新日期:2000-10-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Weekers PH,De Jonckheere JF,Dumont HJ

    更新日期:2001-07-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Jobst J,King K,Hemleben V

    更新日期:1998-04-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Brewer MS,Spruill CL,Rao NS,Bond JE

    更新日期:2012-07-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: du Toit N,van Vuuren BJ,Matthee S,Matthee CA

    更新日期:2012-10-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zheng Y

    更新日期:2013-03-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gibson JF,Kelso S,Skevington JH

    更新日期:2010-09-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tank DC,Sang T

    更新日期:2001-06-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2013-12-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kassam D,Seki S,Horic M,Yamaoka K

    更新日期:2006-08-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: James Cooper W,Smith LL,Westneat MW

    更新日期:2009-07-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Fehrer J,Gemeinholzer B,Chrtek J Jr,Bräutigam S

    更新日期:2007-02-01 00:00:00

  • Molecular phylogeny of truffles (Pezizales: Terfeziaceae, Tuberaceae) derived from nuclear rDNA sequence analysis.

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Percudani R,Trevisi A,Zambonelli A,Ottonello S

    更新日期:1999-10-01 00:00:00

  • Phylogeography and systematics of the Peromyscus eremicus species group and the historical biogeography of North American warm regional deserts.

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Riddle BR,Hafner DJ,Alexander LF

    更新日期:2000-11-01 00:00:00

  • Phylogeny of hagfish based on the mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene.

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kuo CH,Huang S,Lee SC

    更新日期:2003-09-01 00:00:00

  • Phylogeny of rodentia (Mammalia) inferred from the nuclear-encoded gene IRBP.

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: DeBry RW,Sagel RM

    更新日期:2001-05-01 00:00:00

  • The evolutionary history of seahorses (Syngnathidae: Hippocampus): molecular data suggest a West Pacific origin and two invasions of the Atlantic Ocean.

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Teske PR,Cherry MI,Matthee CA

    更新日期:2004-02-01 00:00:00

  • South Asia supports a major endemic radiation of Hemidactylus geckos.

    abstract::Hemidactylus geckos are a species-rich component of many tropical lizard assemblages. We sampled deeply among tropical Asian, and especially South Asian, taxa and used a multi-gene approach to establish the affinities of Indian and Sri Lankan Hemidactylus and to evaluate the monophyly of previously proposed taxa withi...

    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bauer AM,Jackman TR,Greenbaum E,Giri VB,de Silva A

    更新日期:2010-10-01 00:00:00

  • Molecular phylogeny of the Southeast Asian freshwater fish family Botiidae (Teleostei: Cobitoidea) and the origin of polyploidy in their evolution.

    abstract::The freshwater fish family Botiidae is represented by seven genera on the Indian subcontinent and in East and Southeast Asia and includes diploid as well as evolutionary tetraploid species. We present a phylogeny of Botiidae including 33 species representing all described genera using the mitochondrial cytochrome b an...

    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Slechtová V,Bohlen J,Freyhof J,Ráb P

    更新日期:2006-05-01 00:00:00

  • A multilocus analysis provides evidence for more than one species within Eugenes fulgens (Aves: Trochilidae).

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    journal_title:Molecular phylogenetics and evolution

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zamudio-Beltrán LE,Hernández-Baños BE

    更新日期:2015-09-01 00:00:00