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Molecules Clarify a Cnidarian Life Cycle - The "Hydrozoan'' Microhydrula limopsicola Is an Early Life Stage of the Staurozoan Haliclystus antarcticus

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dc.contributor.author Miranda, Lucilia S. en
dc.contributor.author Collins, Allen Gilbert en
dc.contributor.author Marques, Antonio C. en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-28T17:15:54Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-28T17:15:54Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Miranda, Lucilia S., Collins, Allen Gilbert, and Marques, Antonio C. 2010. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F16121">Molecules Clarify a Cnidarian Life Cycle - The 'Hydrozoan&#39;&#39; Microhydrula limopsicola Is an Early Life Stage of the Staurozoan Haliclystus antarcticus</a>." <em>Plos One</em>. 5 (4):e10182. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0010182">https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0010182</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/16121
dc.description.abstract Background: Life cycles of medusozoan cnidarians vary widely, and have been difficult to document, especially in the most recently proposed class Staurozoa. However, molecular data can be a useful tool to elucidate medusozoan life cycles by tying together different life history stages. Methodology/Principal Findings: Genetic data from fast-evolving molecular markers (mitochondrial 16S, nuclear ITS1, and nuclear ITS2) show that animals that were presumed to be a hydrozoan, Microhydrula limopsicola (Limnomedusae, Microhydrulidae), are actually an early stage of the life cycle of the staurozoan Haliclystus antarcticus (Stauromedusae, Lucernariidae). Conclusions/Significance: Similarity between the haplotypes of three markers of Microhydrula limopsicola and Haliclystus antarcticus settles the identity of these taxa, expanding our understanding of the staurozoan life cycle, which was thought to be more straightforward and simple. A synthetic discussion of prior observations makes sense of the morphological, histological and behavioral similarities/congruence between Microhydrula and Haliclystus. The consequences are likely to be replicated in other medusozoan groups. For instance we hypothesize that other species of Microhydrulidae are likely to represent life stages of other species of Staurozoa.45 en
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dc.title Molecules Clarify a Cnidarian Life Cycle - The &quot;Hydrozoan&#39;&#39; Microhydrula limopsicola Is an Early Life Stage of the Staurozoan Haliclystus antarcticus en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 82051
dc.identifier.doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0010182
rft.jtitle Plos One
rft.volume 5
rft.issue 4
rft.spage e10182
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Invertebrate Zoology en
dc.citation.spage e10182


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