Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology

Molecular Evolution: Evidence for Monophyly of Metazoa

Editors: Müller, Werner E.G. (Ed.)

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This volume concentrates on the origin of multicellular animals, Metazoa. Until now, no unequivocal phylogeny has been produced. Therefore, the questions remain: Did Metazoa evolve from the Protozoa only once, or several times? Is the origin of animals monophyletic or polyphyletic? Especially the relationships between the existing lower metazoan phyla, particularly the Porifera (sponges) are uncertain. Based on sequence data of genes typical for multicellularity it is demonstrated that all Metazoa, including Porifera, should be placed into the kingdom Animalia together with the Eumetazoa. Therefore it is most likely that all animals are of monophyletic origin.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Transition from Protozoa to Metazoa: An Experimental Approach

    Müller, Werner E. G. (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Individuality in Early Eukaryotes and the Consequences for Matazoan Development

    Blackstone, Neil W.

    Pages 23-43

  • Evolution of Animal Lectins

    Hirabayashi, Jun (et al.)

    Pages 45-88

  • Molecular Phylogeny of Eumetazoa: Genes in Sponges (Porifera) Give Evidence for Monophyly of Animals

    Müller, W. E. G.

    Pages 89-132

  • Homeobox Genes in the Freshwater Sponge

    Seimiya, Makiko (et al.)

    Pages 133-155

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Evolution: Evidence for Monophyly of Metazoa
Editors
  • Werner E.G. Müller
Series Title
Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology
Series Volume
19
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-48745-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-48745-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-48747-7
Series ISSN
0079-6484
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 189
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