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Histone H3 and U2 snRNA DNA sequences and arthropod molecular evolution
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Combined (‘spliced’) analysis of both genes improves topological congruence with morphological groupings relative to that of either partition, suggesting that the class of snRNAs may provide several phylogenetically useful genes.
Arthropod Cladistics: Combined Analysis of Histone H3 and U2 snRNA Sequences and Morphology
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The most parsimonious trees based on 211 non‐sequence characters (273 apomorphic states) support traditional higher taxa as clades, including Mandibulata, Crustacea, Atelocerata, Myriapoda, and Hexapoda and monophyly of Chelicerata is maintained under a range of transition/transversion and third codon weights.
The fourth‐corner solution – using predictive models to understand how species traits interact with the environment
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Predictive performance of the model is compared with that of fitting SDMs separately to each species, and it is shown that the trait model, despite being much simpler, had comparable predictive performance, even significantly outperforming separate SDMs in some cases.
Effects of habitat complexity on forest beetle diversity: do functional groups respond consistently?
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This study demonstrates that discrete responses of the various functional groups of beetles are strongly associated with their feeding habits, indicated by differing habitat components from within overall composite habitat complexity measures.
Systematics, biodiversity, biogeography, and host associations of the Miridae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cimicomorpha).
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Key morphological character systems are discussed and illustrated, including pretarsal structures, femoral trichobothria, external efferent system of the metathoracic glands, male and female genitalia, and molecular markers.
Insects ‘Down Under’– Diversity, endemism and evolution of the Australian insect fauna: examples from select orders
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An overview of the size of the fauna, relationships, levels of endemism, origins and its evolution of Australian insect diversity is provided, focusing on six groups, the Thysanoptera and the five megadiverse orders Hemiptera, Coleoptera, Diptera, LepidopterA and Hymenoptera.
Mapping More of Terrestrial Biodiversity for Global Conservation Assessment
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A new approach to describing and mapping the global distribution of terrestrial biodiversity that focuses on estimating spatial pattern in emergent properties of biodiversity (richness and compositional turnover) rather than distributions of individual species, making it well suited to lesser-known, yet highly diverse, biological groups.
Human Remains from the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition of Southwest China Suggest a Complex Evolutionary History for East Asians
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The authors' analysis suggests two plausible explanations for the morphology sampled at Longlin Cave and Maludong, which may represent a late-surviving archaic population, perhaps paralleling the situation seen in North Africa as indicated by remains from Dar-es-Soltane and Temara and maybe also in southern China at Zhirendong.
Traumatic insemination in the plant bug genus Coridromius Signoret (Heteroptera: Miridae)
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The discovery of traumatic insemination and elaborate paragenital development in the plant bug genus Coridromius (Miridae) is reported, representing a third, independent emergence of traumaticInsemination in this infraorder.
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