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phylum

 [fi´lum] (pl. phy´la) (L., Gr.)
a primary division of the plant or animal kingdom, including organisms that are assumed to have a common ancestry.

phyla

(fī′lə)
n.
Plural of phylum.

phyla

Plural of phylum.

phylum

(fī′lŭm) plural.phyla [Gr. phylon, tribe]
In taxonomy, one of the primary divisions of a kingdom, one division higher than a class.
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Cyanobacteria are common ruminal bacterial phyla and play an important role in nitrate assimilation and reduction of methane production (Prasanna et al.
Molecular evidence thai phoronids are a subtaxon of brachiopods (Brachiopoda: Phoronata) and that genetic divergence of metazoan phyla began long before the Early Cambrian.
In this laboratory, you will rotate from station to station (untimed), observing several specimens from each of eight phyla.
As fossils show, representatives of animal phyla still alive today developed then: mollusks, arthropods, worms of all kinds, and chordates.
But it is the product of our contemporary moment, which begs us to interrogate the organic and machinic phyla anew--revealing that the body of the hybrid is mortal, and sags, and faces an end more like humus than rust.
A mixture of two conjugates (anti-Peromyscus leucopus and anti-Rattus norvegicus, Kirkegaard and Perry) was used to detect immune globulins from various murid rodent phyla.
But, as Bowler shows in his detailed accounts of the attempts to find the origins of major phyla such as the vertebrates, mammals, and arthropods, reconstructing ancestry was far from straightforward.
These fungi (predominantly in the poorly understood phyla Chytridiomycota and Cryptomycota) are largely new to science and are thought to be involved in ecological processes that convert organic matter into nutrients readily accessible to organisms at higher trophic levels.
The relative abundance of sequences from identified genera was highest for the phyla Actinobacteria, and Proteobacteria (Fig.
In contrast to the gut and the GFPs, the feed was dominated by the phyla Firmicutes (48%) and Proteobacteria (42%); and the waterway by Chloroflexi (29%) and Proteobacteria (49%).
All of the animals, including the new ones, fit into existing Cambrian phyla," explained Meyer.