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ANIMAL EVOLUTION

Ctenophore trees

Comb jellies are remarkably different from other animals. Phylogenetic analyses of broadly sampled ctenophore transcriptome data provide additional evidence that they are the sister group to all other animals and reveal details of their evolutionary relationships to each other.

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Fig. 1: The ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi.
Fig. 2: Ctenophores and the animal tree of life.

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Dunn, C.W. Ctenophore trees. Nat Ecol Evol 1, 1600–1601 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0359-4

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