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Observing copepods through a genomic lens
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Genomics research on copepod is needed to extend the exploration and characterization of their fundamental biological traits, so that the authors can better understand how copepods function and interact in diverse environments. Expand
Patterns of genome size in the copepoda
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Adult somatic nuclear DNA contents are reported for eleven cyclopoid species and for the harpacticoid Tigriopus californicus and range from 0.50 to 4.1 pg DNA per nucleus, strikingly smaller than those reported for marine calanoids. Expand
Genome sizes of cyclopoid copepods (Crustacea): evidence of evolutionary constraint
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The small genome sizes of contemporary cyclopoids provide substantive evidence of evolutionary constraint, possibly favouring small genomes, rapid replication rates and accelerated development as adaptive strategies for survival in often fragmented, stressful, and changing habitats. Expand
GENETIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE CRYPTIC SPECIES COMPLEX OF ACANTHOCYCLOPS VERNALIS (CRUSTACEA: COPEPODA). II. CROSSBREEDING EXPERIMENTS, CYTOGENETICS, AND A MODEL OF CHROMOSOMAL EVOLUTION
Collectively, populations of Acanthocyclops vernalis, a species complex of freshwater copepods, are remarkably similar as to morphology and DNA content, despite variability in chromosome number.Expand
FAMILIAL LEVEL PHYLOGENY OF FREE-LIVING CYCLOPOIDS (COPEPODA), INFERRED FROM PARTIAL 18S RIBOSOMAL DNA
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This study is the first familial level phylogenetic analysis of free-living cyclopoid copepods and concludes that the predominantly freshwater Eucyclopinae and Cyclopinae form a strongly supported group, but the relationship between these two subfamilies remains unresolved. Expand
The relationship between genome size, development rate, and body size in copepods
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A model of life history evolution is proposed that adds genome size and cell cycle dynamics to the suite of characters on which selection may act to mold life histories and to influence the distribution of traits among different habitats. Expand
DNA-Feulgen cytophotometric determination of genome size for the freshwater-invading copepod Eurytemora affinis.
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The small genome size and presumed absence of chromatin diminution increase the potential utility of E. affinis as a model for genomic studies on mechanisms of adaptation during freshwater invasions. Expand
GENETIC DIFFERENTIATION OF LIFE HISTORY TRAITS IN POPULATIONS OF MESOCYCLOPS EDAX (CRUSTACEA: COPEPODA)
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Differences in maturation time, body size and clutch size among populations of the freshwater copepod Mesocyclops edax inhabiting lakes of different seasonalities were maintained through two generations under common laboratory conditions. Expand
Phylogeny of the freshwater copepod Mesocyclops (Crustacea: Cyclopidae) based on combined molecular and morphological data, with notes on biogeography.
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M Mesocyclops darwini was the single taxon whose relationships showed conflict among the previous reconstructions using only morphological characters and the tree inferred from the combined data set, with the result supporting monophyly of Old World taxa. Expand
Billions of basepairs of recently expanded, repetitive sequences are eliminated from the somatic genome during copepod development
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The results suggest that germline genome expansion in M. edax reflects explosive repeat element proliferation, and that billions of base pairs of such repeats are deleted from the somatic genome every generation. Expand
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