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Phylogenetic placement of the enigmatic parasite, Polypodium hydriforme, within the Phylum Cnidaria

Nathaniel M Evans1, Alberto Lindner2, Ekaterina V Raikova3, Allen G Collins4 and Paulyn Cartwright1*

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1 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA

2 CEBIMar, University of São Paulo, São Sebastião, Brazil

3 Institute of Cytology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia

4 National Systematics Laboratory of NOAA Fisheries Service, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20013-7012, USA

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2008, 8:139  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-8-139

Published: 9 May 2008

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Additional file 1:

ML topology of relationships based on combined data. ML topology identical to Figure 1A but as a cladogram showing bootstrap values.

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Additional file 2:

ML topology of relationships based on partial 28S rDNA sequences. Relationships of 128 metazoan taxa were analyzed with partial 28S rDNA sequences.

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ML topologies of relationships based on 18S data with and without myxozoans. ML topologies identical to Figure 3 but as cladograms showing bootstrap values.

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Parsimony topology of relationships based on 18S rDNA sequences. This parsimony analysis of 18S rDNA sequences included 132 taxa with gaps coded as a fifth state.

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Parsimony topology of relationships based on 18S rDNA sequences. This parsimony analysis of 18S rDNA sequences included 132 taxa with gaps coded as missing.

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ML topology of relationships excluding myxozoans, based on partial 28S rDNA data. This ML analysis of partial 28S rDNA sequences excluded myxozoan taxa.

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Additional file 7:

ML topology of relationships excluding myxozoans, based on combined data. This ML analysis of partial 28S rDNA and 18S sequences excluded myxozoan taxa.

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Additional file 8:

ML topology of relationships based on combined data. This analysis of 126 metazoan taxa was based on combined 18S and partial 28S rDNA with length variable sequences removed.

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