By Thomas Bartolomaeus, Günter Purschke
Lately, proof has been amassed which exhibits that a number of the teams previously considered as self reliant "phyla" comparable to Pogonophora (now well-known as Siboglinidae), Echiura, Myzostomida and maybe Sipuncula, are most likely not anything else than vastly transformed Annelida. the intense morphological variety came across in particular in Polychaeta screens the plasticity of an easy segmented employer that really is not anything else yet a serial repetition of exact devices. therefore, annelids are hugely very important to our realizing of basic questions about morphological and adaptive range, in addition to clarifying evolutionary alterations and phylogenetic relationships. The e-book goals to summarize our wisdom on Polychaetes polychaetes and their allies and provides an outline of modern advances won via reviews that hired traditional and smooth tools plus, more and more and importantly, using molecular markers and computer-assisted kinship analyses. It additionally displays the nation of paintings in polychaete sciences and offers new questions and controversies. As such it is going to considerably impact the path of analysis on Polychaeta and their similar taxa.
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Morphology, Molecules, Evolution and Phylogeny in Polychaeta and Related Taxa (Developments in Hydrobiology) by Thomas Bartolomaeus, Günter Purschke