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  • proper noun A taxonomic class within the phylum Cnidaria — the jellyfish.

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  • noun coelenterates in which the polyp stage is absent or at least inconspicuous: jellyfishes


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  • By including genes from various cnidarian species belonging to Anthozoa, Scyphozoa and Hydrozoa, our analysis allows to identify lineage-specific gene duplications or losses through the comparison of the topology within the gene tree with the known phylogenetic relationships between included species

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  • Furthermore, each major cnidarian lineage experienced specific duplications: group C HOX9-14 genes were independently duplicated in the Scyphozoa and in the Hydrozoa, and several duplications increased the number of HOX2 genes in the Anthozoa (figure 1).

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