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Concatenated Analysis Sheds Light on Early Metazoan Evolution and Fuels a Modern “Urmetazoon” Hypothesis

  • Bernd Schierwater mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: bernd.schierwater@ecolevol.de

    Affiliations: ITZ, Ecology and Evolution, Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America, Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics and Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Michael Eitel,

    Affiliation: ITZ, Ecology and Evolution, Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany

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  • Wolfgang Jakob,

    Affiliation: ITZ, Ecology and Evolution, Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany

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  • Hans-Jürgen Osigus,

    Affiliation: ITZ, Ecology and Evolution, Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany

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  • Heike Hadrys,

    Affiliation: ITZ, Ecology and Evolution, Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany

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  • Stephen L Dellaporta,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis,

    Affiliation: Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics and Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Rob DeSalle

    Affiliation: Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics and Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: January 27, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000020

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