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Phylogeny and classification of lithistid sponges (Porifera: Demospongiae): a preliminary assessment using ribosomal DNA sequence comparisons

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Date Issued:
1994
Title: Phylogeny and classification of lithistid sponges (Porifera: Demospongiae): a preliminary assessment using ribosomal DNA sequence comparisons.
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Name(s): Kelly-Borges, M., creator
Pomponi, Shirley A., creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1994
Publisher: Springer
Extent: 18 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3333212 (digitool), FADT3333212 (IID), fau:6285 (fedora)
Note(s): Traditionally, lithistid sponges have been combined within one order linked by the common possession of an interlocking siliceous desma skeleton. However, molecular data, morphology, and paleontology confirm recent hypothesis of polyphyly for this enigmatic group of sponges. Parsimony and neighbor-joining analysis of partial 18S rDNA sequences derived from amplified genomic rDNA of lithistids and other demosponges suggest that tetracladinid and dicranocladinid lithistids are monophyletic and closely related to choristid demosponges.
This manuscript is an author version and may be cited as: Kelly-Borges, M., & Pomponi, S. A. (1994). Phylogeny and classification of lithistid sponges (Porifera: Demospongiae): a preliminary assessment using ribosomal DNA sequence comparisons. Molecular Marine Biology and Biotechnology, 3(2), 87-103.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #1038.
Subject(s): Phylogeny
Sponges
Demospongiae--Classification
Porifera
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Host Institution: FAU