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The terrestrial and freshwater invertebrate biodiversity of the archipelagoes of the Barents Sea; Svalbard, Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya
Arctic terrestrial ecosystems are generally considered to be species poor, fragile and often isolated. Nonetheless, their intricate complexity, especially that of the invertebrate component, isExpand
Genetic variation in the popular lab worm Lumbriculus variegatus (Annelida: Clitellata: Lumbriculidae) reveals cryptic speciation.
Clades I-II of L. variegatus are separately evolving lineages, and should be regarded as separate species, according to chromosome counts. Expand
Morphological revision of the hyperdiverse Brueelia -complex (Insecta: Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) with new taxa, checklists and generic key
The genus Brueelia Keler, 1936a forms the core of the so-called “Brueelia -complex”, one of the largest and most heterogeneous groups of lice (Phthiraptera) and a revision of this group is presented. Expand
Cryptic Speciation in Clitellate Model Organisms
Several annelid species are easy to breed and maintain in culture and are often used for various kinds of biological experiments, and are therefore suitable for studies of uptake and bioaccumulation of pollutants in sediments. Expand
Unlocking the black box of feather louse diversity: A molecular phylogeny of the hyper-diverse genus Brueelia.
It is shown that lice in the Brueelia-complex, with some notable exceptions, are extremely host specific and that the host family associations and geographic distributions of these lice are significantly correlated with the understanding of their phylogenetic history. Expand
Remarkable levels of avian louse (Insecta: Phthiraptera) diversity in the Congo Basin
This study used molecular and morphological data to examine avian louse diversity and identified a minimum of 13 new species within the Congo Basin. Expand
Type specimens of Phthiraptera in the collection of Jadwiga Zlotorzycka preserved in the Museum of Natural History, University of Wroclaw
The Phthiraptera type specimen collection of Jadwiga ZłotorZycka preserved in the Museum of Natural History, University of Wrocław, consists of 88 holotypes, one neotype and 628 paratypes (total 717Expand
The origin of naked barley (Hordeum vulgare L. ssp. vulgare) studied bythe nud gene
It is confirmed that the known alleles of the nud gene do determine the seed character of barley, and this suggests that naked barley has arisen independently in Asia and in the Nordic countries. Expand
New records of chewing lice (Phthiraptera: Amblycera, Ischnocera) from Egyptian pigeons and doves (Columbiformes), with description of one new species.
Through this work, parasitic chewing lice of common columbiformes of Egypt were revised including new data, and six species were recorded from Egypt for the first time, and two species have been identified in Egypt before. Expand
Host and parasite morphology influence congruence between host and parasite phylogenies.
Both host plumage dimorphism and parasite ecomorphology were associated with patterns of congruence, whereas host body size, other plumage traits and biogeography were not, which lays the framework for future studies to further elucidate how these factors influence the process of host-parasite coevolution. Expand