Alessio Vovlas

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There is increasing evidence that most parapatric cryptic/sister taxa are reproductively compatible across their areas of contact. Consequently, the biological species concept, which assumes absence of interbreeding, is becoming a not so effective criterion in evolutionary ecology. Nevertheless, the few parapatric sister taxa showing complete reproductive(More)
This research carried out an accurate identification of the root-knot and cyst-forming nematode species parasitizing white clover at the Laceno Lake area in Southern Italy. Two species, the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne hapla and the cyst nematode Heterodera daverti were identified by integrative taxonomic approaches (classical, isozyme pattern, and D2-D3(More)
The adults’ mobility and oviposition preferences of Zerynthia cassandra have been studied for the first time, with the aim of integrating auto-ecological information into recommendations for the habitat’s management of this species. Results of our mark-release-recapture study have highlighted that Z. cassandra is a strictly sedentary species, since detected(More)
In this study we investigated the morphometric and molecular characterization of a liver encapsulated third-stage larval population of Anisakis spp. infecting Merluccius merluccius and Lophius piscatorius caught in the Adriatic Sea waters (southern Italy). A polyphasic approach based on PCR-RFLP profiles of the ITS region, mitochondrial COI (cytochrome c(More)
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