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From: Multiple gene analyses of caligid copepods indicate that the reduction of a thoracic appendage in Pseudocaligus represents convergent evolution

Figure 2

Synapomorphy in the SSU rDNA region of members of the C. elongatus -like clade. Part of an alignment of 18S Caligidae sequences showing an eight base pair deletion starting 150 bases from the 5′ end of our alignment, immediately after the motif sequence AAAAAATCCCG. This deletion is only seen in the seven members of the Caligus elongatus-like clade (red box Figure 1), which includes P. fugu (red asterisk), but not other Pseudocaligus spp. (black asterisk).

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