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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134026/type-material-of-acanthocephala-nematoda-and-other-non-helminths-phyla-cnidaria-annelida-and-arthropoda-housed-in-the-helminthological-collection-of-the-oswaldo-cruz-institute-fiocruz-chioc-rio-de-janeiro-brazil-from-1979-to-2016
#1
Daniela A Lopes, Delir Corrêa Gomes, Marcelo Knoff
The third part of the catalogue of type material in the Helminthological Collection of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute/FIOCRUZ (CHIOC), comprising types deposited between 1979 and 2016, is presented to complement the first list of all types that was published in 1979. This part encompasses Acanthocephala, Nematoda and the other non-helminth phyla Cnidaria, Annelida, and Arthropoda. Platyhelminthes was covered in the first (Monogenoidea) and second (Rhabditophora Trematoda and Cestoda) parts of the catalogue published in September 2016 and March 2017, respectively...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131534/universal-target-enrichment-baits-for-anthozoan-cnidaria-phylogenomics-new-approaches-to-long-standing-problems
#2
A M Quattrini, B C Faircloth, L F Dueñas, T C L Bridge, M R Brugler, I F Calixto-Botía, D M DeLeo, S Forêt, S Herrera, S Lee, D J Miller, C Prada, G Rádis-Baptista, C Ramírez-Portilla, J A Sánchez, E Rodríguez, C S McFadden
Anthozoans (e.g., corals, anemones) are an ecologically important and diverse group of marine metazoans that occur from shallow to deep waters worldwide. However, our understanding of the evolutionary relationships among the ~7500 species within this class is hindered by the lack of phylogenetically informative markers that can be reliably sequenced across a diversity of taxa. We designed and tested 16,306 RNA baits to capture 720 Ultraconserved Element loci and 1,071 exon loci. Library preparation and target enrichment was performed on 33 taxa from all orders within the class Anthozoa...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Ecology Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024273/the-first-brain-species-comparisons-and-evolutionary-implications-for-the-enteric-and-central-nervous-systems
#3
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J B Furness, M J Stebbing
BACKGROUND: The enteric nervous system (ENS) and the central nervous system (CNS) of mammals both contain integrative neural circuitry and similarities between them have led to the ENS being described as the brain in the gut. PURPOSE: To explore relationships between the ENS and CNS across the animal kingdom. We found that an ENS occurs in all animals investigated, including hydra, echinoderms and hemichordates that do not have a CNS. The general form of the ENS, which consists of plexuses of neurons intrinsic to the gut wall and an innervation that controls muscle movements, is similar in species as varied and as far apart as hydra, sea cucumbers, annelid worms, octopus and humans...
October 11, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016798/broad-phylogenetic-occurrence-of-the-oxygen-binding-hemerythrins-in-bilaterians
#4
Elisa M Costa-Paiva, Carlos G Schrago, Kenneth M Halanych
Animal tissues need to be properly oxygenated for carrying out catabolic respiration and, as such, natural selection has presumably favored special molecules that can reversibly bind and transport oxygen. Hemoglobins, hemocyanins, and hemerythrins (Hrs) fulfill this role, with Hrs being the least studied. Knowledge of oxygen-binding proteins is crucial for understanding animal physiology. Hr genes are present in the three domains of life, Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukaryota; however, within Animalia, Hrs has been reported only in marine species in six phyla (Annelida, Brachiopoda, Priapulida, Bryozoa, Cnidaria, and Arthropoda)...
October 1, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975052/trichoplax-adhaerens-reveals-a-network-of-nuclear-receptors-sensitive-to-9-cis-retinoic-acid-at-the-base-of-metazoan-evolution
#5
Jan Philipp Novotný, Ahmed Ali Chughtai, Markéta Kostrouchová, Veronika Kostrouchová, David Kostrouch, Filip Kaššák, Radek Kaňa, Bernd Schierwater, Marta Kostrouchová, Zdenek Kostrouch
Trichoplax adhaerens, the only known species of Placozoa is likely to be closely related to an early metazoan that preceded branching of Cnidaria and Bilateria. This animal species is surprisingly well adapted to free life in the World Ocean inhabiting tidal costal zones of oceans and seas with warm to moderate temperatures and shallow waters. The genome of T. adhaerens (sp. Grell) includes four nuclear receptors, namely orthologue of RXR (NR2B), HNF4 (NR2A), COUP-TF (NR2F) and ERR (NR3B) that show a high degree of similarity with human orthologues...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974637/on-the-evolution-of-bilaterality
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REVIEW
Grigory Genikhovich, Ulrich Technau
Bilaterality - the possession of two orthogonal body axes - is the name-giving trait of all bilaterian animals. These body axes are established during early embryogenesis and serve as a three-dimensional coordinate system that provides crucial spatial cues for developing cells, tissues, organs and appendages. The emergence of bilaterality was a major evolutionary transition, as it allowed animals to evolve more complex body plans. Therefore, how bilaterality evolved and whether it evolved once or several times independently is a fundamental issue in evolutionary developmental biology...
October 1, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956158/myxobolus-linzhiensis-n-sp-myxozoa-myxobolidae-from-the-gill-filament-of-schizothorax-oconnori-lloyd-cyprinidae-schizothoracinae-in-tibet-china-morphological-and-molecular-characterization
#7
Peng Li, Bing-Wen Xi, Xin Zhao, Jun Xie
In this report, a new myxosporean species, Myxobolus linzhiensis n. sp. (Cnidaria: Myxozoa: Bivalvulida), was described from the endemic cyprinid Schizothorax oconnori inhabiting the Yarlung Tsangpo River in the Tibetan plateau, China. The whitish ellipsoidal plasmodia of M. linzhiensis n. sp. grew under the epithelium of gill filaments, 1.7-mm long and 0.4-mm wide, and were found in the 3 of 8 examined S. oconnori (37.5%). Mature spores appeared suborbicular in frontal view, fusiform shaped in lateral view with tapering anterior, measuring 11...
November 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951596/a-secreted-antibacterial-neuropeptide-shapes-the-microbiome-of-hydra
#8
René Augustin, Katja Schröder, Andrea P Murillo Rincón, Sebastian Fraune, Friederike Anton-Erxleben, Eva-Maria Herbst, Jörg Wittlieb, Martin Schwentner, Joachim Grötzinger, Trudy M Wassenaar, Thomas C G Bosch
Colonization of body epithelial surfaces with a highly specific microbial community is a fundamental feature of all animals, yet the underlying mechanisms by which these communities are selected and maintained are not well understood. Here, we show that sensory and ganglion neurons in the ectodermal epithelium of the model organism hydra (a member of the animal phylum Cnidaria) secrete neuropeptides with antibacterial activity that may shape the microbiome on the body surface. In particular, a specific neuropeptide, which we call NDA-1, contributes to the reduction of Gram-positive bacteria during early development and thus to a spatial distribution of the main colonizer, the Gram-negative Curvibacter sp...
September 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943083/the-jellyfish-cassiopea-exhibits-a-sleep-like-state
#9
Ravi D Nath, Claire N Bedbrook, Michael J Abrams, Ty Basinger, Justin S Bois, David A Prober, Paul W Sternberg, Viviana Gradinaru, Lea Goentoro
Do all animals sleep? Sleep has been observed in many vertebrates, and there is a growing body of evidence for sleep-like states in arthropods and nematodes [1-5]. Here we show that sleep is also present in Cnidaria [6-8], an earlier-branching metazoan lineage. Cnidaria and Ctenophora are the first metazoan phyla to evolve tissue-level organization and differentiated cell types, such as neurons and muscle [9-15]. In Cnidaria, neurons are organized into a non-centralized radially symmetric nerve net [11, 13, 15-17] that nevertheless shares fundamental properties with the vertebrate nervous system: action potentials, synaptic transmission, neuropeptides, and neurotransmitters [15-20]...
October 9, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919505/revisiting-the-phylogeny-of-zoanthidea-cnidaria-anthozoa-staggered-alignment-of-hypervariable-sequences-improves-species-tree-inference
#10
Timothy D Swain
The recent rapid proliferation of novel taxon identification in the Zoanthidea has been accompanied by a parallel propagation of gene trees as a tool of species discovery, but not a corresponding increase in our understanding of phylogeny. This disparity is caused by the trade-off between the capabilities of automated DNA sequence alignment and data content of genes applied to phylogenetic inference in this group. Conserved genes or segments are easily aligned across the order, but produce poorly resolved trees; hypervariable genes or segments contain the evolutionary signal necessary for resolution and robust support, but sequence alignment is daunting...
September 14, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827642/functional-and-proteomic-analysis-of-ceratonova-shasta-cnidaria-myxozoa-polar-capsules-reveals-adaptations-to-parasitism
#11
Gadi Piriatinskiy, Stephen D Atkinson, Sinwook Park, David Morgenstern, Vera Brekhman, Gilad Yossifon, Jerri L Bartholomew, Tamar Lotan
Myxozoa is a diverse, speciose group of microscopic parasites, recently placed within the phylum Cnidaria. Myxozoans are highly reduced in size and complexity relative to free-living cnidarians, yet they have retained specialized organelles known as polar capsules, akin to the nematocyst stinging capsules of free-living species. Whereas in free-living cnidarians the stinging capsules are used for prey capture or defense, in myxozoans they have the essential function of initiating the host infection process...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796903/sibling-species-of-mutualistic-symbiodinium-clade-g-from-bioeroding-sponges-in-the-western-pacific-and-western-atlantic-oceans
#12
Blake D Ramsby, Malcolm S Hill, Daniel J Thornhill, Sieuwkje F Steenhuizen, Michelle Achlatis, Allison M Lewis, Todd C LaJeunesse
Dinoflagellates in the genus Symbiodinium associate with a broad array of metazoan and protistian hosts. Symbiodinium-based symbioses involving bioeroding sponge hosts have received less attention than those involving popular scleractinian hosts. Certain species of common Cliona harbor high densities of an ecologically restricted group of Symbiodinium, referred to as Clade G. Clade G Symbiodinium are also known to form stable and functionally important associations with Foraminifera and black corals (Antipatharia) Analyses of genetic evidence indicate that Clade G likely comprises several distinct species...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Phycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783426/characterization-of-the-pirna-pathway-during-development-of-the-sea-anemone-nematostella-vectensis
#13
Daniela Praher, Bob Zimmermann, Grigory Genikhovich, Yaara Columbus-Shenkar, Vengamanaidu Modepalli, Reuven Aharoni, Yehu Moran, Ulrich Technau
PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) and associated proteins comprise a conserved pathway for silencing transposons in metazoan germlines. piRNA pathway components are also expressed in multipotent somatic stem cells in various organisms. piRNA functions have been extensively explored in bilaterian model systems, however, comprehensive studies in non-bilaterian phyla remain limited. Here we investigate the piRNA pathway during the development of Nematostella vectensis, a well-established model system belonging to Cnidaria, the sister group to Bilateria...
August 7, 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774820/identification-of-cyp443d1-cyp74-clan-of-nematostella-vectensis-as-a-first-cnidarian-epoxyalcohol-synthase-and-insights-into-its-catalytic-mechanism
#14
Yana Y Toporkova, Svetlana S Gorina, Fakhima K Mukhitova, Mats Hamberg, Tatyana M Ilyina, Lucia S Mukhtarova, Alexander N Grechkin
The CYP74 clan enzymes are responsible for the biosynthesis of numerous bioactive oxylipins in higher plants, some Proteobacteria, brown and green algae, and Metazoa. A novel putative CYP74 clan gene CYP443D1 of the starlet sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis, Cnidaria) has been cloned, and the properties of the corresponding recombinant protein have been studied in the present work. The recombinant CYP443D1 was incubated with the 9- and 13-hydroperoxides of linoleic and α-linolenic acids (9-HPOD, 13-HPOD, 9-HPOT, and 13-HPOT, respectively), as well as with the 9-hydroperoxide of γ-linolenic acid (γ-9-HPOT) and 15-hydroperoxide of eicosapentaenoic acid (15-HPEPE)...
October 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769713/search-for-mesophotic-octocorals-cnidaria-anthozoa-and-their-phylogeny-i-a-new-sclerite-free-genus-from-eilat-northern-red-sea
#15
Yehuda Benayahu, Catherine S McFadden, Erez Shoham
This communication describes a new octocoral, Altumia delicatagen. n. & sp. n. (Octocorallia: Clavulariidae), from mesophotic reefs of Eilat (northern Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea). This species lives on dead antipatharian colonies and on artificial substrates. It has been recorded from deeper than 60 m down to 140 m and is thus considered to be a lower mesophotic octocoral. It has no sclerites and features no symbiotic zooxanthellae. The new genus is compared to other known sclerite-free octocorals. Molecular phylogenetic analyses place it in a clade with members of families Clavulariidae and Acanthoaxiidae, and for now we assign it to the former, based on colony morphology...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769683/search-for-mesophotic-octocorals-cnidaria-anthozoa-and-their-phylogeny-ii-a-new-zooxanthellate-species-from-eilat-northern-red-sea
#16
Yehuda Benayahu, Catherine S McFadden, Erez Shoham, Leen P van Ofwegen
An octocoral survey conducted in the mesophotic coral ecosystem (MCE) of Eilat (Gulf of Aqaba, northern Red Sea) yielded a new species of the speciose reef-dwelling genus Sinularia. It features encrusting colony morphology with a thin, funnel-shaped polypary. Sinularia mesophoticasp. n. (family Alcyoniidae) is described and compared to the other congeners with similar morphology. Both the morphological and molecular examination justified the establishment of the new species, also assigning it to a new genetic clade within Sinularia...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760981/three-cambrian-fossils-assembled-into-an-extinct-body-plan-of-cnidarian-affinity
#17
Qiang Ou, Jian Han, Zhifei Zhang, Degan Shu, Ge Sun, Georg Mayer
The early Cambrian problematica Xianguangia sinica, Chengjiangopenna wangii, and Galeaplumosus abilus from the Chengjiang biota (Yunnan, China) have caused much controversy in the past and their phylogenetic placements remain unresolved. Here we show, based on exceptionally preserved material (85 new specimens plus type material), that specimens previously assigned to these three species are in fact parts of the same organism and propose that C. wangii and G. abilus are junior synonyms of X. sinica Our reconstruction of the complete animal reveals an extinct body plan that combines the characteristics of the three described species and is distinct from all known fossil and living taxa...
August 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751252/pore-forming-toxins-in-cnidaria
#18
REVIEW
Marjetka Podobnik, Gregor Anderluh
The ancient phylum of Cnidaria contains many aquatic species with peculiar lifestyle. In order to survive, these organisms have evolved attack and defense mechanisms that are enabled by specialized cells and highly developed venoms. Pore-forming toxins are an important part of their venomous arsenal. Along some other types, the most representative are examples of four protein families that are commonly found in other kingdoms of life: actinoporins, Cry-like proteins, aerolysin-like toxins and MACPF/CDC toxins...
July 24, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733226/allatoregulatory-like-systems-and-changes-in-cytosolic-ca-2-modulate-feeding-behavior-in-hydra
#19
María Eugenia Alzugaray, Jorge Rafael Ronderos
Allatotropin (AT) and allatostatin-C (AST-C) are neuropeptides originally characterized by their ability to modulate the secretion of juvenile hormones in insects. Beyond the allatoregulatory function, these neuropeptides are pleiotropic acting as myoregulators not only in insects, but also in other groups of invertebrates. We have previously proposed the existence of AT and AST-C like systems in Hydra sp., a member of the phylum Cnidaria, which is a basal group of Metazoa, sharing a common ancestor with Bilateria...
July 18, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720323/rapid-divergence-of-histones-in-hydrozoa-cnidaria-and-evolution-of-a-novel-histone-involved-in-dna-damage-response-in-hydra
#20
Puli Chandramouli Reddy, Suyog Ubhe, Neha Sirwani, Rasika Lohokare, Sanjeev Galande
Histones are fundamental components of chromatin in all eukaryotes. Hydra, an emerging model system belonging to the basal metazoan phylum Cnidaria, provides an ideal platform to understand the evolution of core histone components at the base of eumetazoan phyla. Hydra exhibits peculiar properties such as tremendous regenerative capacity, lack of organismal senescence and rarity of malignancy. In light of the role of histone modifications and histone variants in these processes it is important to understand the nature of histones themselves and their variants in hydra...
August 2017: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
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