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The root of the current tree connects the organisms featured in this tree to their containing group and the rest of the Tree of Life. The basal branching point in the tree represents the ancestor of the other groups in the tree. This ancestor diversified over time into several descendent subgroups, which are represented as internal nodes and terminal taxa to the right.
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Holzenthal et al. (2007b) find the family to be polyphyletic, with Rhiozema, Petroplax, Gumaga, Agarodes, and Sericostoma forming one strongly supported group, and Myotrichia and Parasericostoma weakly grouping in another. However, very few of the relationships among Sericostomatoids were supported with any confidence in Holzenthal et al. (2007b).
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