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A plea for DNA taxonomy
Abstract Taxonomy underpins all biological research, with implications for many basic scientific and applied fields. Insights into the stability or change of animal and plant guilds require speciesExpand
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Sile, probably from the Latin silens (silent), is the name of a small, lovely river in north-eastern Italy. Its waters, originating from a number of lowland springs, have pretty uniform temperatureExpand
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The mitochondrial genome of the house centipede scutigera and the monophyly versus paraphyly of myriapods.
Recent advances in molecular phylogenetics are continuously changing our perception of the phylogenetic relationships among the main arthropod lineages: crustaceans, hexapods, chelicerates, andExpand
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The ontogeny of trilobite segmentation: a comparative approach
Abstract Ontogenetic stages of trilobites have traditionally been recognized on the basis of the development of exoskeletal segmentation. The established protaspid, meraspid, and holaspid phasesExpand
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Phenotypic plasticity in development and evolution: facts and concepts
  • G. Fusco, A. Minelli
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
  • 27 February 2010
This theme issue pursues an exploration of the potential of taking into account the environmental sensitivity of development to explaining the evolution of metazoan life cycles, with special focus onExpand
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A common terminology for the external anatomy of centipedes (Chilopoda)
Abstract A common terminology for the external morphological characters of centipedes (Chilopoda) is proposed. Terms are selected from the alternatives used in the English literature, preferringExpand
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Antenna and all gnathal appendages are similarly transformed by homothorax knock-down in the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus.
Our understanding of the developmental mechanisms underlying the vast diversity of arthropod appendages largely rests on the peculiar case of the dipteran Drosophila melanogaster. In this insect,Expand
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The changing role of the embryo in evolutionary thought: roots of Evo-Devo
In this thought-provoking book, Ron Amundson, professor of philosophy at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, illustrates two sides, historical and philosophical, of what he regards as the unbridgeableExpand
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