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Histone H3 and U2 snRNA DNA sequences and arthropod molecular evolution
TLDR
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.
Global-scale latitudinal patterns of species diversity in the deep-sea benthos
LATITUDINAL gradients of species diversity are ubiquitous features of terrestrial and coastal marine biotas, and they have inspired the development of theoretical ecology1–3. Since the discovery of
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.
Polychaete species diversity in the central Pacific abyss: Local and regional patterns and relationships with productivity
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Local polychaete species diversity beneath equatorial Pacific upwelling appears to be unusually high for the deep sea, exceeding by at least 10 to 20% that measured in abyssal sites in the Atlantic and Pacific, and on the continental slopes of the North Atlantic, North Pacific and Indian Oceans.
The phylogenetic position of the Isopoda in the Peracarida (Crustacea: Malacostraca)
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The 18S data alone are inadequate at this phylogenetic level and the combined data provided novel hypotheses that require additional evidence from detailed morphological studies and DNA markers for confi rmation.
Global diversity of Isopod crustaceans (Crustacea; Isopoda) in freshwater
  • G. Wilson
  • Environmental Science, Biology
    Hydrobiologia
  • 2007
TLDR
Most species of freshwater isopods species and many genera are narrow range endemics, which ensures that human demand for fresh water will place these isopod crustaceans at an increasing risk of extinction, as has already happened in a few documented cases.
Revision of the Paramunna complex (Isopoda : Asellota : Paramunnidae)
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A global review of the current unwieldy concept of the genus Paramunna Sars, 1866 is presented, based mainly on large new collections of material from Australia and subantarctic islands south of Tasmania and New Zealand.
THIRTEEN. Functional Morphology and Evolution of Isopod Genitalia
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While most isopods can copulate only during the brief period during the molt to the brooding stage, the highly evolved copulatory system of the Janiroidea allows the female to mate over much longer periods.
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