lophophore

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lophophore

the ring of ciliated tentacles around the mouth in polyzoans and brachiopods.
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The relationships among the lophotrochozoan taxa are still somewhat poorly resolved (Dunn et al., 2008; Paps et al., 2009), but the core group (lophotrochozoan sensu stricto of Paps et al., 2009) includes molluscs, annelids, nemertines, the lophophorates, platyhelminths, and other smaller phyla).
They share affinities with tentaculitids (Weedon 1991, 1994) and more generally with lophophorates (Taylor & Vinn 2006).
This situation differs sharply from the one in lophophorates, where numerous such cells were found in the apical organ of phoronids, although peripheral cells comparable to those of the tetraneuralians have not been clearly identified (Santagata, 2002; Santagata and Zimmer, 2002).
Gilmour's views on feeding by hemichordates and lophophorates. Can.
The method of feeding of lophophorates (Bryozoa, Phoronida, Brachiopoda).
Evidence from 18S ribosomal DNA that the Lophophorates are protostome animals.
Relationship (12) has also been obtained in the detailed measurements on the fluid and gas transport systems in fish and insects, the trophic fluid transport systems of a variety of suspension-feeding marine invertebrates (molluscs, brachiopods, lophophorates, sponges) [44], the conducting systems of plant leaves [29,30,53], tree branchings [105], and even in the bifurcations of axons [5].
Echinoderms and lophophorates. The Boxwood Press, Pacific Grove, CA.
Reproduction of marine invertebrates, echinoderms and lophophorates. Volume VI.
Nevertheless, over the last decade, the training of young taxonomists has expanded investigation to other groups, such as polyclad flatworms (Quiroga, Bolanos, & Litvaitis, 2004), lophophorates (Florez-Romero, Montoya-Cadavid, Reyes-Forero, & Santodomingo, 2007), sipunculan annelids (Gomez, Ardila, & Sanjuan-Munoz, 2013), and nemerteans (Gonzalez-Cueto, Quiroga, & Norenburg, 2014).
This texture is rare in modern molluscs but is common in lophophorates (Taylor et al.
514-624 in Reproduction in Marine Invertebrates: Echinoderms and Lophophorates. A.