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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order: Aciculata
Suborder: Phyllodocida
Family: Nereidae
Genus: Platynereis

Platynereis is a genus of marine annelid worms.[1]

The species Platynereis dumerilii is used in development biology to study development (embryogenesis), in particular because their embryos are largely transparent, and thus easy to follow.[2]



  1. ^ Raible, F.; Tessmar-Raible, K.; Osoegawa, K.; Wincker, P.; Jubin, C.; Balavoine, G.; Ferrier, D.; Benes, V.; De Jong, P.; Weissenbach, J.; Bork, P.; Arendt, D. (Nov 2005). "Vertebrate-type intron-rich genes in the marine annelid Platynereis dumerilii ". Science. 310 (5752): 1325–1326. Bibcode:2005Sci...310.1325R. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 16311335. doi:10.1126/science.1119089. 
  2. ^ Fischer, A. H.; Henrich, T.; Arendt, D. (2010). "The normal development of Platynereis dumerilii (Nereididae, Annelida)". Frontiers in Zoology. 7: 31. PMC 3027123Freely accessible. PMID 21192805. doi:10.1186/1742-9994-7-31. 
  3. ^ Bisby F.A., Roskov Y.R., Orrell T.M., Nicolson D., Paglinawan L.E., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Ouvrard D. (red.) (2011). "Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2011 Annual Checklist.". Species 2000: Reading, UK. Retrieved 24 September 2012.