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Mitochondrial DNA evidence for rapid colonisation of the Indo–West Pacific by the mudcrab Scylla serrata
Scylla serrata (Forskål, 1775) is widely distributed throughout mangrove habitats of the Indo-West Pacific (IWP) coastal waters. This study investigated the phylogeographic distribution of S. serrataExpand
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DNA barcoding and surveillance sampling strategies for Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in southern India
BackgroundCulicoides spp. biting midges transmit bluetongue virus (BTV), the aetiological agent of bluetongue (BT), an economically important disease of ruminants. In southern India, hyperendemicExpand
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Inferring Population History and Demography Using Microsatellites, Mitochondrial DNA, and Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) Genes
Abstract Microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) have traditionally been used in population genetics because of their variability and presumed neutrality, whereas genes of the majorExpand
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Revision of the Culicoides (Avaritia) Imicola complex Khamala & Kettle (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from the Australasian region.
The monophyly of the Imicola complex, a natural species complex within subgenus C. subgen. Avaritia Fox of the biting midge genus Culicoides Latreille, is supported using morphological and molecularExpand
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Towards a Global Barcode Library for Lymantria (Lepidoptera: Lymantriinae) Tussock Moths of Biosecurity Concern
Background Detecting and controlling the movements of invasive species, such as insect pests, relies upon rapid and accurate species identification in order to initiate containment procedures by theExpand
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Regional patterns of genetic structure among Australian populations of the mud crab, Scylla serrata (Crustacea : Decapoda): evidence from mitochondrial DNA
The population genetic structure of the estuarine crab, Scylla serrata (Forskal, 1775), was examined among shelf-connected locations and across a historical bio-geographic barrier. Over 300Expand
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Colonisation of the south-west Australian coastline by mud crabs: evidence for a recent range expansion or human-induced translocation?
Mud crabs (Portunidae; Scylla spp.) have become established recently in some south-west Australian estuaries – almost 1000 km south of their recorded distribution. Colonisation may have occurred by aExpand
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Integrative taxonomy to investigate species boundaries within Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae): a case study using subgenus Avaritia from Australasia and Eastern Asia.
In this study, species boundaries were examined for 15 described and 2 undescribed species within the economically important Culicoides subg. Avaritia Fox from Australasia and Eastern Asia. We usedExpand
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Revision of the Immaculatus Group of Culicoides Latreille (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from the Australasian Region with description of two new species
The Immaculatus Group of Culicoides encompassing four species from Australia, New Caledonia, Fiji, Solomon Islands, New Guinea and the Malay archipelago is revised. A diagnosis for the group,Expand
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