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Towards a List of Available Names in Zoology, partim Phylum Rotifera
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An overview of the general approach and procedures applied in preparation of the candidate list, and anticipate that this effort will promote the process as well as result in a standard list of names for use in taxonomy, the Global Names Architecture and other biodiversity information initiatives. Expand
Revisiting the Cephalodella trophi types
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A new even simpler definition scheme is proposed to identify the six trophi types, based on the trophi of 31 species described after light microscopy findings. Expand
Frequency of social nesting in the sweat bee Megaloptagenalis (Halictidae) does not vary across a rainfall gradient, despite disparity in brood production and body size
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Results show that phenotypes of M. genalis relevant to social behaviour (ovarian development, brood production, body size) may be responsive to variation in local environment over distances of <20 km. Expand
Differences in thermal tolerance in coexisting sexual and asexual mollies (Poecilia, Poeciliidae, Teleostei).
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It is suggested that cold snaps occurring in winter, but not summer temperatures, can significantly change population composition of these closely related fishes by inflicting higher mortality on P. formosa. Expand
Feeding rates in the sailfin molly Poecilia latipinna and its coexisting sexual parasite, the gynogenetic Amazon molly Poecilia formosa.
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Food consumption of the gynogenetic Amazon molly Poecilia formosa in winter conditions was significantly higher than that of P. latipinna, and it is hypothesized that the resulting food stress might have an important influence on the population composition of these closely related fishes via higher winter mortality in P. formosa. Expand
How does the ‘ancient’ asexual Philodina roseola (Rotifera: Bdelloidea) handle potential UVB-induced mutations?
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It remains to be investigated how typical these results are for bdelloids as a group and therefore how reliant these animals are on desiccation-dependent genome repair to correct potential DNA damage given their obligate asexual lifestyle. Expand
Cephalodella ungulata n.sp. (Monogononta: Notommatidae), a new rotifer species from North-West Germany, with notes on C. tenuiseta (Burn, 1890)
We here describe a new rotifer species Cephalodella ungulata n.sp. from North-West Germany. This species was found in a pH-neutral ditch near Leer (Lower Saxony, Germany) in November 2005. ItExpand
Insights into the maintenance and consequences of asexual reproduction in rotifera
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It is investigated how the ability to survive desiccation enables asexual bdelloids to survive despite missing sex, and how monogononts versus bdlloids handle potential UVB-induced mutations, as mutations are thought to be difficult to handle for asexuals. Expand
Predation as a Potential Mechanism Allowing Asexual Mollies to Invade Sexual Mollies
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This study investigated whether predators might play a role in stabilizing this system by consuming more P. formosa than P. latipinna and found that this disadvantage seems not to hinder their coexistence. Expand
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