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Morphology, Molecules, Evolution and Phylogeny in Polychaeta and Related Taxa

  • Reflects the state of the art in Polychaete polychaete sciences

Part of the book series: Developments in Hydrobiology (DIHY, volume 179)

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Sense organs in polychaetes (Annelida)

    • Günter Purschke
    Pages 53-78
  3. Morphology of the nervous system of Polychaeta (Annelida)

    • Lars Orrhage, Monika C.M. Müller
    Pages 79-111
  4. Muscular system in polychaetes (Annelida)

    • Alexander B. Tzetlin, Anna V. Filippova
    Pages 113-126
  5. The coelom and the origin of the annelid body plan

    • Reinhard M. Rieger, Günter Purschke
    Pages 127-137
  6. Structure and development of nephridia in Annelida and related taxa

    • Thomas Bartolomaeus, Bjoörn Quast
    Pages 139-165
  7. Annelid sperm and fertilization biology

    • Greg W. Rouse
    Pages 167-178
  8. Oogenesis and oocytes

    • Kevin J. Eckelbarger
    Pages 179-198
  9. Pharynx and intestine

    • Alexander Tzetlin, Günter Purschke
    Pages 199-225
  10. Pogonophora (Annelida): form and function

    • Eve C. Southward, Anja Schulze, Stephen L. Gardiner
    Pages 227-251
  11. Myzostomida: A review of the phylogeny and ultrastructure

    • Igor Eeckhaut, Deéborah Lanterbecq
    Pages 253-275
  12. Reconstructing the phylogeny of the Sipuncula

    • Anja Schulze1, Edward B. Cutler1, Gonzalo Giribet1
    Pages 277-296
  13. Molecular systematics of polychaetes (Annelida)

    • Damhnait McHugh
    Pages 309-318
  14. Evolution of interstitial Polychaeta (Annelida)

    • Katrine Worsaae, Reinhardt Møbjerg Kristensen
    Pages 319-340
  15. Polychaete phylogeny based on morphological data — a comparison of current attempts

    • Thomas Bartolomaeus, Günter Purschke, Harald Hausen
    Pages 341-356

About this book

Recently, evidence has been accumulated which shows that some of the groups formerly regarded as independent "phyla" such as Pogonophora (now recognized as Siboglinidae), Echiura, Myzostomida and perhaps Sipuncula, are most probably nothing else than greatly modified Annelida. The extreme morphological diversity found especially in Polychaeta displays the plasticity of a simple segmented organisation that basically is nothing else but a serial repetition of identical units. Thus, annelids are highly important to our understanding of fundamental questions about morphological and adaptive diversity, as well as clarifying evolutionary changes and phylogenetic relationships.

The book aims to summarize our knowledge on Polychaetes polychaetes and their allies and gives an overview of recent advances gained by studies that employed conventional and modern methods plus, increasingly and importantly, the use of molecular markers and computer-assisted kinship analyses. It also reflects the state of art in polychaete sciences and presents new questions and controversies. As such it will significantly influence the direction of research on Polychaeta and their related taxa.

Keywords

  • Annelida
  • Evolution
  • Invertebrates
  • Metazoa
  • Molecular Phylogeny
  • Protostomia
  • development
  • morphology
  • nervous system
  • oogenesis
  • phylogeny
  • the origin
  • Model invertebrates

Editors and Affiliations

  • Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

    T. Bartolomaeus

  • Universität Osnabrück, Germany

    G. Purschke

Bibliographic Information

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  • ISBN: 978-1-4020-3240-0
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Softcover Book USD 279.99
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