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Phylogenetic systematics of the reptantian Decapoda (Crustacea, Malacostraca)
Although the biology of the reptantian Decapoda has been much studied, the last comprehensive review of reptantian systematics was published more than 80 years ago. We have used cladistic methods toExpand
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The evolution of arthropod heads: reconciling morphological, developmental and palaeontological evidence
Understanding the head is one of the great challenges in the fields of comparative anatomy, developmental biology, and palaeontology of arthropods. Numerous conflicting views and interpretations areExpand
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Mitogenomic analysis of decapod crustacean phylogeny corroborates traditional views on their relationships.
Phylogenetic relationships within decapod crustaceans are highly controversial. Even recent analyses based on molecular datasets have shown largely contradictory results. Previous studies usingExpand
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The enigmatic Marmorkrebs (marbled crayfish) is the parthenogenetic form of Procambarus fallax (Hagen, 1870)
A mysterious parthenogenetic cambarid crayfish (the Marmorkrebs) has been spreading across the globe for the past decade. We compare this crayfish directly to two other cambarids, Procambarus fallaxExpand
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Invertebrate neurophylogeny: suggested terms and definitions for a neuroanatomical glossary
BackgroundInvertebrate nervous systems are highly disparate between different taxa. This is reflected in the terminology used to describe them, which is very rich and often confusing. Even veryExpand
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Parthenogenesis in an outsider crayfish
It has been rumoured1 that an unidentified decapod crustacean, a crayfish of marbled appearance and of uncertain geographical origin that was introduced into the German aquarium trade in theExpand
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The Articulata hypothesis – or what is a segment?
The long held view that annelids and arthropods are closely related (Articulata) has been challenged recently by phylogenetic analyses using molecular data. The outcome of these studies is a clade ofExpand
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Evolution of the nauplius stage in malacostracan crustaceans
This article gives an overview on some aspects of malacostracan development at the levels of gene expression, cell division, and shape of embryos and larvae. The various modes of development found inExpand
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Phylogenetic relationships within the Phyllopoda (Crustacea, Branchiopoda) based on mitochondrial and nuclear markers.
For several decades the relationships within the Branchiopoda (Anostraca + Phyllopoda) have been a matter of controversy. Interpretations of plesiomorphic or apomorphic character states are aExpand
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Brain evolution in decapod crustacea
A survey of the morphology of the brains (cerebral ganglia) of 13 species of decapods shows that all have common areas of neuropil that are developed to differing degrees in the different groups. TheExpand
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