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Mitochondrial phylogenomics of the Bivalvia (Mollusca): searching for the origin and mitogenomic correlates of doubly uniparental inheritance of mtDNA
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The basal nature of the Unionoida within the autolamellibranch bivalve bivalves and the previously hypothesized single origin of DUI suggest that DUI arose in the ancestral autlamelliberation bivalving lineage and was subsequently lost in multiple descendant lineages and the mitochondrial genome characteristics observed in unionoids could more closely resemble the DUI ancestral condition.
Mitochondrial phylogenomics of Hemiptera reveals adaptive innovations driving the diversification of true bugs
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The phylogeny and evolutionary history of Hemiptera is elucidated and Ancestral character state reconstruction and divergence time estimation suggest that the success of true bugs (Heteroptera) is probably due to angiosperm coevolution, but key adaptive innovations facilitated multiple independent shifts among diverse feeding habits and multiple independent colonizations of aquatic habitats.
Novel protein genes in animal mtDNA: a new sex determination system in freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida)?
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It is shown that mtDNA intraorganismal heteroplasmy can have deterministic underpinnings and persist for hundreds of millions of years and support the hypothesis that proteins coded by the highly divergent maternally and paternally transmitted mt genomes could be directly involved in sex determination in freshwater mussels.
Pathogenic Chytrid Fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, but Not B. salamandrivorans, Detected on Eastern Hellbenders
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This study is among the first to evaluate the distribution of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in the United States, and is consistent with another, which failed to detect Bs in the U.S. knowledge about the distribution, host range, and origin of Bs may help control the spread of this pathogen.
Identification of prey of Myotis septentrionalis using DNA-based techniques
Abstract Identifying and characterizing trophic linkages is fundamental to understanding how prey availability affects predator behavior, distribution, and density, and to elucidating the extent to
Evaluating the monophyly of Eulimnadia and the Limnadiinae (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata) using DNA sequences
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Morphological character optimization on this topology suggests that the postulated close relationship between Limnadia and Eulimnadia is based on shared ancestral characteristics rather than synapomorphies, and strongly supports the necessity of efforts to better evaluate limnadiid biodiversity, especially those in poorly collected zoogeographic regions.
A revolutionary protocol to describe understudied hyperdiverse taxa and overcome the taxonomic impediment
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A DNA barcode-based approach to initial description to insect species description will provide a solid foundation of species hypotheses from which more comprehensive descriptions can be developed as other data, time, and budgets permit.
Minimalist revision and description of 403 new species in 11 subfamilies of Costa Rican braconid parasitoid wasps, including host records for 219 species
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Three new genera are described: Michener (Proteropinae), Bioalfa ( Rogadinae) and Hermosomastax (Rogadinaes) and a consensus sequence of the COI barcodes possessed by each species is employed to diagnose the species, and this approach is justified in the introduction.
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