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A new genetic sequencing project suggests that ctenophores - rather than sponges - represent the most basal animals, challenging the idea of linear animal evolution from simple to more complex organisms. 
Image from Rokas 2013. My oldest sister is a sea walnut? Science 342 (6164) p. 1327-1329. DOI: 10.1126/science.1248424

Study: Ryan et al. 2013. The genome of the ctenophore Mnemipsis leidyi and its implications for cell type evolution. Scinece 342 (6164). DOI: 10.1126/science.1242592
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A new genetic sequencing project suggests that ctenophores - rather than sponges - represent the most basal animals, challenging the idea of linear animal evolution from simple to more complex organisms. 

Image from Rokas 2013. My oldest sister is a sea walnut? Science 342 (6164) p. 1327-1329. DOI: 10.1126/science.1248424

Study: Ryan et al. 2013. The genome of the ctenophore Mnemipsis leidyi and its implications for cell type evolution. Scinece 342 (6164). DOI: 10.1126/science.1242592


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