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[Deepsea] BMC Evol Biol article published: Merging scleractinian genera: the overwhelming genetic similarity between solitary Desmophyllum and colonial Lophelia

Anna Maria Addamo via deepsea%40net.bio.net (by anna.addamo from hotmail.com)
Mon Jun 6 07:43:27 EST 2016


Dear colleagues,


I would like to draw your attention to a new paper entitled "Merging scleractinian genera: the overwhelming genetic similarity between solitary Desmophyllum and colonial Lophelia".

https://bmcevolbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12862-016-0654-8

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Merging scleractinian genera: the overwhelming genetic ...<https://bmcevolbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12862-016-0654-8>
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Background. In recent years, several types of molecular markers and new microscale skeletal characters have shown potential as powerful tools for phylogenetic ...



Aiming to enhance current knowledge regarding the Systematics of Scleractinia, this paper represents a comparative study of morphological structure of skeleton and genetic divergence between two azooxanthellate taxa: Desmophyllum dianthus and Lophelia pertusa. This research has clearly yielded unexpected results in regard to morphology and phylogeny of the solitary Desmophyllum and the dendroid Lophelia, demonstrating that coloniality may not be a robust taxonomic character in scleractinian corals.


Kind regards,
Anna

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Anna M. Addamo,
Marine Biologist, MSc, PhD

Visiting Scientist
European Commission
Directorate-General Joint Research Centre
Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES)
Unit H.01 Water Resources - TP270
Via E.Fermi, 2749
I-21027 Ispra (VA), Italy
Email: am.addamo from gmail.com
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anna_Addamo/info




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