A free-living flatworm of an order characterized by having a gut with three branches, including the planarians.
- Order Tricladida, class Turbellaria.
- We have searched for Hox and ParaHox genes in several flatworm groups spanning from freshwater triclads to marine polyclads and, more recently, in the acoels, the likely earliest extant bilaterian.
- Despite several attempts, no ParaHox genes have so far been found in triclads.
- The amplified fragment of EF1a varies in size, from 947 nt in the two polyclads to 962 nt in C. roscoffensis to 965 nt in the three triclads.
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