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By Thomas Bartolomaeus, Günter Purschke

Lately, facts has been collected which indicates that many of the teams previously considered as self sufficient "phyla" akin to Pogonophora (now well-known as Siboglinidae), Echiura, Myzostomida and maybe Sipuncula, are most likely not anything else than enormously converted Annelida. the extraordinary morphological range chanced on specifically in Polychaeta monitors the plasticity of an easy segmented service provider that actually is not anything else yet a serial repetition of exact devices. hence, annelids are hugely very important to our realizing of basic questions on morphological and adaptive variety, in addition to clarifying evolutionary adjustments and phylogenetic relationships. The ebook goals to summarize our wisdom on Polychaetes polychaetes and their allies and provides an outline of contemporary advances won through stories that hired traditional and sleek tools plus, more and more and importantly, using molecular markers and computer-assisted kinship analyses. It additionally displays the kingdom of paintings in polychaete sciences and provides new questions and controversies. As such it's going to considerably effect the path of analysis on Polychaeta and their comparable taxa.

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Approximately 22 h after fertilization the Platynereis larvae form a single pair of larval ocelli in a lateral position of the head ectoderm. The formation of two additional sets of eyes more dorsomedial of the larval eyes develop after an additional day of development (Fig. 6A, B). These are the anlagen of the adult eyes. The primordia of both larval and adult eyes lie over the lateral optical lobes of the brain and are initially only 4-5 cell diameters apart, but during further development the larval eyes move to the base of the ventral palps and the adult eyes in a dorsolateral position on the head (Fig.

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