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 more closely 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