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Identification of 104 rapidly-evolving nuclear protein-coding markers for amplification across scaled reptiles using genomic resources
As the fields of molecular systematics and phylogeography are advancing, it is necessary to incorporate multiple loci in both population and species-level inference. Here, we present primer sets forExpand
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Mid-Cretaceous amber fossils illuminate the past diversity of tropical lizards
Exquisitely preserved fossil lizards from 99-million-year-old Burmese amber provide new insights into paleotropical diversity. Modern tropical forests harbor an enormous diversity of squamates, butExpand
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Genetics, Morphology, Advertisement Calls, and Historical Records Distinguish Six New Polyploid Species of African Clawed Frog (Xenopus, Pipidae) from West and Central Africa
African clawed frogs, genus Xenopus, are extraordinary among vertebrates in the diversity of their polyploid species and the high number of independent polyploidization events that occurred duringExpand
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A new species of Cordylus (Squamata: Cordylidae) from the Marungu Plateau of south-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
Abstract Currently there are 20 recognised species of the widespread lizard genus Cordylus, which is distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa's non-forested habitats from Ethiopia to South Africa.Expand
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Structure of the Ambrosia Beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Mycangia Revealed Through Micro-Computed Tomography
Abstract Ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae and Platypodinae) rely on a symbiosis with fungi for their nutrition. Symbiotic fungi are preserved and transported in specializedExpand
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Ambrosia beetle Premnobius cavipennis (Scolytinae: Ipini) carries highly divergent ascomycotan ambrosia fungus, Afroraffaelea ambrosiae gen. nov. et sp. nov. (Ophiostomatales)
Abstract Ambrosia beetles and fungi represent an interesting and economically important symbiosis, but the vast majority of ambrosia fungi remain unexplored, hindering research, management ofExpand
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Plasticity of mycangia in Xylosandrus ambrosia beetles
Insects that depend on microbial mutualists evolved a variety of organs to transport the microsymbionts while dispersing. The ontogeny and variability of such organs is rarely studied, and theExpand
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The earliest direct evidence of frogs in wet tropical forests from Cretaceous Burmese amber
Frogs are a familiar and diverse component of tropical forests around the world. Yet there is little direct evidence from the fossil record for the antiquity of this association. We describe fourExpand
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Synchronized versus asynchronized breeding in cordylid lizards: an evolutionary perspective
The lizard family Cordylidae is mainly endemic to southern Africa and comprises 80 named taxa, placed in 10 genera. We mapped parity mode and the timing of gametogenesis in males and females on aExpand
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CXCL12-CXCR4 signalling plays an essential role in proper patterning of aortic arch and pulmonary arteries
Aims Chemokine CXCL12 (stromal derived factor 1: SDF1) has been shown to play important roles in various processes of cardiovascular development. In recent avian studies, CXCL12 signalling has beenExpand
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