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Fig. 18 | EvoDevo

Fig. 18

From: Convergent evolution of saccate body shapes in nematodes through distinct developmental mechanisms

Fig. 18

Atypical body shape in nematodes is not strictly associated with the number or ploidy level of epidermal nuclei. a There is no significant association between estimated body volume and the product of number of epidermal nuclei and ploidy level across Tylenchomorpha species (R2 = 0.22; P = 0.41). b The body volume and the product of epidermal nuclear number and ploidy from Tylenchomorpha nematodes were plotted onto the regression line from Flemming et al. [8] with 95% prediction intervals (dotted curves). We found that H. glycines and R. reniformis lay outside of the 95% prediction interval

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