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Molecular phylogeny of Anthomedusae (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa)

Grant number: 06/02960-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2006
Effective date (End): February 28, 2009
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal Investigator:Alvaro Esteves Migotto
Grantee:Alberto Lindner
Host Institution: Centro de Biologia Marinha (CEBIMAR). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Sebastião , SP, Brazil


The class Hydrozoa is the most speciose among the Medusozoa, and includes the greatest diversity of cnidomes and life cycles among the Cnidaria. Yet, the phylogenetic relationships of hydrozoan groups are still poorly understood, what hinders comparative studies of model organisms (e.g., Hydra) and of the evolution of polypoid and medusoid characters. Estimating the phylogeny of hydrozoan groups is also necessary to propose a classification for the class based on phylogenetic relationships. The goal of this project is to elucidate the phylogenetic relationships of one of the most important hydrozoan groups – the order Anthomedusae – using DNA sequences. Sequences of multiple genes will be analyzed together with those gathered in recent studies. Multigene analyses are pivotal to elucidate difficult phylogenetic questions, and are becoming the new paradigm for evolutionary studies with large metazoan groups. (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
COLLINS, ALLEN G.; BENTLAGE, BASTIAN; LINDNER, ALBERTO; LINDSAY, DHUGAL; HADDOCK, STEVEN H. D.; JARMS, GERHARD; NORENBURG, JON L.; JANKOWSKI, THOMAS; CARTWRIGHT, PAULYN. Phylogenetics of Trachylina (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) with new insights on the evolution of some problematical taxa. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, v. 88, n. 8, p. 13-pg., . (06/02960-8)
DE SOUZA, JULIA N.; NUNES, FLAVIA L. D.; ZILBERBERG, CARLA; SANCHEZ, JUAN A.; MIGOTTO, ALVARO E.; HOEKSEMA, BERT W.; SERRANO, XAYMARA M.; BAKER, ANDREW C.; LINDNER, ALBERTO. Contrasting patterns of connectivity among endemic and widespread fire coral species (Millepora spp.) in the tropical Southwestern Atlantic. CORAL REEFS, v. 36, n. 3, p. 701-716, . (06/05821-9, 06/02960-8)
GNECCO, MARIANA; NUNES, FLAVIA L. D.; GONZALEZ-ZAPATA, FANNY L.; DUENAS, LUISA F.; ZILBERBERG, CARLA; LINDNER, ALBERTO; SANCHEZ, JUAN A.. Remarkable population structure in the tropical Atlantic lace corals Stylaster roseus (Pallas, 1766) and Stylaster blatteus (Boschma, 1961). CORAL REEFS, v. 42, n. 1, p. 14-pg., . (06/05821-9, 06/02960-8)
LINDNER, ALBERTO; GOVINDARAJAN, ANNETTE F.; MIGOTTO, ALVARO E.. Cryptic species, life cycles, and the phylogeny of Clytia (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa: Campanulariidae). Zootaxa, v. N/A, n. 2980, p. 14-pg., . (06/02960-8)

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