Branchiostoma floridae

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Branchiostoma floridae
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Subphylum:Cephalochordata
Class:Leptocardii
Order:Amphioxiformes
Family:Branchiostomidae
Genus:Branchiostoma
Species:Branchiostoma floridae
 
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Branchiostoma floridae
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Subphylum:Cephalochordata
Class:Leptocardii
Order:Amphioxiformes
Family:Branchiostomidae
Genus:Branchiostoma
Species:Branchiostoma floridae

Branchiostoma floridae is a lancelet of the genus Branchiostoma. The genome of this species has been sequenced, revealing that among the chordates, the morphologically simpler tunicates are actually closer related to vertebrates than lancelets.[1]

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  1. ^ Putnam, N. H.; Butts, T.; Ferrier, D. E. K.; Furlong, R. F.; Hellsten, U.; Kawashima, T.; Robinson-Rechavi, M.; Shoguchi, E.; Terry, A.; Yu, J. K.; Benito-Gutiérrez, E. L.; Dubchak, I.; Garcia-Fernàndez, J.; Gibson-Brown, J. J.; Grigoriev, I. V.; Horton, A. C.; De Jong, P. J.; Jurka, J.; Kapitonov, V. V.; Kohara, Y.; Kuroki, Y.; Lindquist, E.; Lucas, S.; Osoegawa, K.; Pennacchio, L. A.; Salamov, A. A.; Satou, Y.; Sauka-Spengler, T.; Schmutz, J.; Shin-i, T. (Jun 2008). "The amphioxus genome and the evolution of the chordate karyotype". Nature 453 (7198): 1064–1071. Bibcode:2008Natur.453.1064P. doi:10.1038/nature06967. ISSN 0028-0836. PMID 18563158.  edit