Schmidtea

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Schmidtea
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Schmidtea mediterranea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Platyhelminthes
Class: Rhabditophora
Order: Tricladida
Family: Dugesiidae
Genus: Schmidtea
Ball, 1974
Species[1]

Schmidtea is a freshwater triclad genus widely used in regeneration and developmental studies.[2][3]

Until 1991 Schmidtea was considered a Dugesia subgenus, then it was upgraded to the genus rank.[4]

Phylogeny[edit]

Phylogenetic tree including five dugesiid genera after Álvarez-Presas et al., 2008:[5]

Dugesiidae

Girardia




Neppia




Cura




Schmidtea



Dugesia






References[edit]

  1. ^ *Tyler S, Schilling S, Hooge M, and Bush LF (comp.) (2006-2012) Turbellarian taxonomic database. Version 1.7 Database Archived 2012-02-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Saló, E.; Baguñà, J. (2002). "Regeneration in planarians and other worms: New findings, new tools, and new perspectives". Journal of Experimental Zoology. 292 (6): 528–539. doi:10.1002/jez.90001. PMID 12115936. 
  3. ^ Reddien, P. W.; Alvarado, A. S. N. (2004). "Fundamentals of Planarian Regeneration". Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology. 20: 725–757. doi:10.1146/annurev.cellbio.20.010403.095114. PMID 15473858. 
  4. ^ De Vries, E. J.; Sluys, R. (1991). "Phylogenetic relationships of the genus Dugesia (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Paludicola)". Journal of Zoology. 223 (1): 103–116. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1991.tb04752.x. 
  5. ^ Álvarez-Presas, M.; Baguñà, J.; Riutort, M. (2008). "Molecular phylogeny of land and freshwater planarians (Tricladida, Platyhelminthes): From freshwater to land and back". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 47 (2): 555–568. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2008.01.032. PMID 18359250.