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Research Article

Molecular Phylogeny of the Acanthocephala (Class Palaeacanthocephala) with a Paraphyletic Assemblage of the Orders Polymorphida and Echinorhynchida

  • Lisa Verweyen,

    Affiliation: Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), Medical Biodiversity and Parasitology; Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN); Goethe-University (GO), Institute for Ecology, Evolution and Diversity, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

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  • Sven Klimpel mail,

    sven.klimpel@senckenberg.de

    Affiliation: Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), Medical Biodiversity and Parasitology; Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN); Goethe-University (GO), Institute for Ecology, Evolution and Diversity, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

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  • Harry W. Palm

    Affiliation: Aquaculture and Sea-Ranching, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University Rostock, Rostock, Germany

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  • Published: December 05, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028285

About the Authors

Lisa Verweyen, Sven Klimpel
Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), Medical Biodiversity and Parasitology; Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN); Goethe-University (GO), Institute for Ecology, Evolution and Diversity, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Harry W. Palm
Aquaculture and Sea-Ranching, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University Rostock, Rostock, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: sven.klimpel@senckenberg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LV SK. Performed the experiments: LV. Analyzed the data: LV SK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LV SK HWP. Wrote the paper: LV SK HWP. Helped with collection of samples and organization of field work: HWP.