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“Digital inking”: how to make perfect line drawings on computers
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A fast and accurate way for making perfect scientific illustrations is described, where a pencil drawing or a photo is scanned and the line drawing is made using a WACOM Intuos digitiser board.
Substituting time-consuming pencil drawings in arthropod taxonomy using stacks of digital photographs
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This contribution shows how to save time by omitting the pencil drawings of arthropod appendages and replacing them by stacks of microphotographs to make a publication-ready line drawing.
Drawing setae the digital way
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Step-by-step instructions explain how setae are drawn and stored as brushes in Adobe Illustrator and how the set up of libraries of seta can be speeded up additionally with macros.
Do circum-Antarctic species exist in peracarid Amphipoda? A case study in the genus Epimeria Costa, 1851 (Crustacea, Peracarida, Epimeriidae)
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The hypothesis of circum-Antarctic species' distributions in brooding amphipods proved to be unlikely and the genus Epimeria was confirmed as species rich in the Southern Ocean.
Karyological studies in amphipoda (Crustacea)
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Aora gracilis has the smallest chromosome number and Hyperia galba the highest recorded in amphipods, and methodological problems and phylogenetic implications are discussed.
Revision of Iphimediidae and similar families (Amphipoda : Gammaridea)
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For example, relatively good consistency of characters on incisors, rakers, gnathopods and coxae is found in proposing this new division of the amphipod groups, based on characters not previously used or inconsistently used to define these groups.
First observations on the phylogeny of the families Gammaridae, Crangonyctidae, Melitidae, Niphargidae, Megaluropidae and Oedicerotidae (Amphipoda, Crustacea), using small subunit rDNA gene sequences
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This study examines amphipod phylogeny based on small subunit (18S) rDNA sequence data and discusses the evolution of cephalothoracic apodemes in the light of other phylogenetic hypotheses resulting from molecular data.
The giant cryptic amphipod species of the subterranean genus Niphargus (Crustacea, Amphipoda)
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It is shown that part of this diversification might have been influenced by ecological divergence along the altitudinal gradient reaching from the Adriatic coast to inland Dinaric mountain chains and Poljes, and other splits coincide with the marine regression–transgression cycles during Pliocene.
Comparative fore-gut morphology of Antarctic Amphipoda (Crustacea) adapted to different food sources
The fore-gut morphology of ten species of Antarctic amphipods utilizing different food sources was investigated. There are considerable differences in shape, relative lengths of the stomachs and
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