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DNA barcoding insect–host plant associations
Short-sequence fragments (‘DNA barcodes’) used widely for plant identification and inventorying remain to be applied to complex biological problems. Host–herbivore interactions are fundamental toExpand
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The evolutionary history of the genus Timarcha (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) inferred from mitochondrial COII gene and partial 16S rDNA sequences.
The apterous genus Timarcha consists of three subgenera and more than 100 species in its Palearctic distribution, with specialized feeding on few plant families. Fifty-four sequences sampled from 31Expand
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Localization of tandemly repeated DNA sequences in beetle chromosomes by fluorescentin situ hybridization
In situ hybridization to chromosomes and nuclei ofTenebrio molitor shows the massive presence of a species-specific satellite DNA in all chromosomes and six sites of rDNA in mitotic chromosomes.Expand
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Genome size in Tribolium flour-beetles: inter- and intraspecific variation
Eight species of Tribolium and the related species Alphitobius diaperinus have been microdensitometrically analysed by measuring the nuclear content (1C value) of their Feuigenstained spermatids. TheExpand
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C-banding and DNA content in seven species of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera)
The relative amount of C-banded heterochromatin varies strikingly in seven species of tenebrionid beetles, from 25 to 58%, but most species show procentric bands only. Nevertheless, GonocephalumExpand
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Novel aspects of the biology of Chrysomelidae
The fossil record of the Chrysomelidae can be tentatively traced back to the late Paleozoic to early Mesozoic (Triassic). Mesozoic records (at least 9 subfamilies, 19 genera, and 35 species), areExpand
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Complex structural features of satellite DNA sequences in the genus Pimelia (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae): random differential amplification from a common ‘satellite DNA library’
The major satellites of the nine species of the subgenera Pimelia s. str. and Amblyptera characterised in this paper are composed of longer monomers (500 and 700 bp) than those described previouslyExpand
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Molecular cytogenetics and taxonomy of insects, with particular reference to the coleoptera
Abstract We assess and review the impact of the new cytogenetic techniques in insects for their roles in taxonomy and for a better knowledge of their chromosomal structure. Particular emphasis isExpand
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Chromosome Numbers and Meioformulae of Chrysomelidae
A large number of papers dedicated to the chromosomes of chrysomelids have been published in the last eleven years from 1976 to 1987, increasing substantially our karvological knowledge on thisExpand
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Localization and activity of rDNA genes in tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelinae)
Silver staining of male meiotic nuclei of six species of the tiger beetle genus Cicindela (tribe Cicindelini), with multiple sex chromosomes, reveals the presence of active nucleolar organizingExpand
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