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By Andrej Ernst,Priska Schäfer,Joachim Scholz

Bryozoa are a colonial animal phylum with an extended evolutionary heritage, having existed from the early Ordovician (480 My) onward and nonetheless flourishing this day. numerous mass extinctions in earth heritage formed and brought on bryozoan evolution via drastic turnover of faunas and new evolutionary lineages. Bryozoa are common throughout all latitudes from Equator to Polar areas and ensue in marine and freshwater environments. they're shaping benthic ecosystems and recording ambient environmental stipulations of their skeletons. The ebook offers a synthesis of the present major issues of study within the box of Bryozoology together with mixed learn on either extant, and extinct taxa. Fields or present learn span molecular genetics and phylogeny, existence background, copy and anatomy, biodiversity and evolutionary styles in time and house, taxonomy, zoogeography, ecology, sediment interactions, and weather response.

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