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dc.contributor.authorLin, Mei Fang
dc.contributor.authorChou, Wen Hwa
dc.contributor.authorKitahara, Marcelo Visentini [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorChen, Chao Lun Allen
dc.contributor.authorMiller, David John
dc.contributor.authorForet, Sylvain
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-31T12:47:33Z
dc.date.available2020-07-31T12:47:33Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2463
dc.identifier.citationPeerj. London, v. 4, p. -, 2016.
dc.identifier.issn2167-8359
dc.identifier.urihttps://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/56905
dc.description.abstractCalcification is one of the most distinctive traits of scleractinian corals. Their hard skeletons form the substratum of reef ecosystems and confer on corals their remarkable diversity of shapes. Corallimorpharians are non-calcifying, close relatives of scleractinian corals, and the evolutionary relationship between these two groups is key to understanding the evolution of calcification in the coral lineage. One pivotal question is whether scleractinians are a monophyletic group, paraphyly being an alternative possibility if corallimorpharians are corals that have lost their ability to calcify, as is implied by the "naked-coral'' hypothesis. Despite major efforts, relationships between scleractinians and corallimorpharians remain equivocal and controversial. Although the complete mitochondrial genomes of a range of scleractinians and corallimorpharians have been obtained, heterogeneity in composition and evolutionary rates means that mitochondrial sequences are insufficient to understand the relationship between these two groups. To overcome these limitations, transcriptome data were generated for three representative corallimorpharians. These were used in combination with sequences available for a representative range of scleractinians to identify 291 orthologous single copy protein-coding nuclear markers. Unlike the mitochondrial sequences, these nuclear markers do not display any distinct compositional bias in their nucleotide or amino-acid sequences. A range of phylogenomic approaches congruently reveal a topology consistent with scleractinian monophyly and corallimorpharians as the sister clade of scleractinians.en
dc.description.sponsorshipAustralian Research Council (ARC CoE)
dc.description.sponsorshipFundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherPeerj Inc
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dc.rightsAcesso aberto
dc.subjectAnthozoaen
dc.subjectCorallimorphariaen
dc.subjectPhylogenomicsen
dc.subjectScleractiniaen
dc.subjectCoralsen
dc.titleCorallimorpharians are not "naked corals'': insights into relationships between Scleractinia and Corallimorpharia from phylogenomic analysesen
dc.typeArtigo
dc.description.affiliationJames Cook Univ, Australian Res Council Ctr Excellence Coral Reef, Townsville, Qld, Australia
dc.description.affiliationJames Cook Univ, Comparat Genom Ctr, Townsville, Qld, Australia
dc.description.affiliationJames Cook Univ, Dept Mol & Cell Biol, Townsville, Qld, Australia
dc.description.affiliationAcad Sinica, Biodivers Res Ctr, Taipei, Taiwan
dc.description.affiliationUniv Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Ciencias Mar, Santos, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Sao Paulo, Ctr Biol Marinha, Sao Sebastiao, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationAustralian Natl Univ, Res Sch Biol, Canberra, ACT, Australia
dc.description.affiliationUnifespDepartamento de Ciências do Mar, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.sponsorshipIDARC CoE: CE140100020
dc.description.sponsorshipIDFAPESP: 2011/17537-1
dc.identifier.fileWOS000385580400002.pdf
dc.identifier.doi10.7717/peerj.2463
dc.description.sourceWeb of Science
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000385580400002
dc.coverageLondon
dc.citation.volume4


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