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A comprehensive DNA barcode database for Central European beetles with a focus on Germany: adding more than 3500 identified species to BOLD
This study provides the globally largest DNA barcode reference library for Coleoptera for 15 948 individuals belonging to 3514 well‐identified species (53% of the German fauna) with representatives from 97 of 103 families with a focus on Germany. Expand
DNA Barcoding the Geometrid Fauna of Bavaria (Lepidoptera): Successes, Surprises, and Questions
The present study provides a comprehensive DNA barcode library for the Geometridae, one of the most diverse of insect families, and emphasizes the effectiveness of DNA barcoding as a tool for monitoring biodiversity. Expand
DNA barcoding largely supports 250 years of classical taxonomy: identifications for Central European bees (Hymenoptera, Apoidea partim)
The barcode data contributed to clarifying the status of nearly half the examined taxonomically problematic species of bees in the German fauna, and the role of DNA barcoding as a tool for current and future taxonomic work is discussed. Expand
The Heterobranchia –a new concept of the phylogeny of the higher Gastropoda
The evolutionary pathway is cladistically analysed from a common prosobranch ancestor up to the basal pulmonates and a new classification according to (but not identical with) the reconstructed cladogram is presented. Expand
The expression of an engrailed protein during embryonic shell formation of the tusk‐shell, Antalis entalis (Mollusca, Scaphopoda)
The single anlage of the scaphopod protoconch contradicts earlier hypotheses of a monophyletic taxon Diasoma (Scaphopoda + Bivalvia), which has been mainly based on the assumption of a primarily bilobed shell in both taxa. Expand
Larval Planktotrophy—A Primitive Trait in the Bilateria?
It is shown, in particular for the Mollusca, that a biphasic life-cycle with a lecithotrophic larva is probably the plesiomorphic condition, and theories which are based on the assumed plesiomorphy of larval planktotrophy of the Bilateria need careful reevaluation. Expand
Neurogenesis in the mossy chiton, Mopalia muscosa (gould) (polyplacophora): Evidence against molluscan metamerism
Outgroup comparison with all other molluscan classes and related phyla suggests that the cord‐like, nonganglionized cerebral system in the Polyplacophora is a reduced condition rather than a primitive mollUScan condition. Expand