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Evolutionary and dispersal history of Eurasian house mice Mus musculus clarified by more extensive geographic sampling of mitochondrial DNA
We examined the sequence variation of mitochondrial DNA control region and cytochrome b gene of the house mouse (Mus musculus sensu lato) drawn from ca. 200 localities, with 286 new samples drawnExpand
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Can the invasive earthworm, Amynthas agrestis, be controlled with prescribed fire?
Abstract Biological invasions are one of the most significant global-scale problems caused by human activities. Earthworms function as ecosystem engineers in soil ecosystems because their feeding andExpand
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Different phylogeographic patterns in two Japanese Silpha species (Coleoptera: Silphidae) affected by climatic gradients and topography
To reveal differences in phylogeographic patterns of flightless insect species occurring in different regions of Japan, we studied the phylogeography and demographic history of Silpha beetlesExpand
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Niche differentiation of burying beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae: Nicrophorinae) in carcass use in relation to body size: Estimation from stable isotope analysis
Adult burying beetles use the carcasses of small vertebrates for food and breeding their young. Some species are known to have optimum carcass sizes related to their body sizes, but their carcass useExpand
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Japanese structure survey of radiation oncology in 2009 with special reference to designated cancer care hospitals
BackgroundThe structure of radiation oncology in designated cancer care hospitals in Japan was surveyed in terms of equipment, personnel, patient load, and geographic distribution, and compared withExpand
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Territoriality of Guenther's dikdik in the Omo National Park, Ethiopia
Summary Interrelationships between individuals and patterns of habitat use were studied in Guenther's dikdik, Rhyncotragus guentheri (Thomas), in the Omo National Park, Ethiopia, from November toExpand
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Fifty-Year Trend Towards Suppression of Wolbachia-Induced Male-Killing by Its Butterfly Host, Hypolimnas bolina
Abstract Some intracellular symbionts of arthropods induce a variety of reproductive alterations in their hosts, and the alterations tend to spread easily within the host populations. A few casesExpand
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Stable nitrogen and carbon isotope ratios in wild native honeybees: the influence of land use and climate
The eastern hive bee Apis cerana is a major honeybee species in Asia providing numerous ecosystem services. Understanding how much the honeybees depend on natural and human-influenced plants andExpand
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Feeding ecology of granivorous carabid larvae: a stable isotope analysis
Although most carabids are primarily carnivorous, some carabid species are omnivorous, with mainly granivorous feeding habits during the larval and/or adult stages (granivorous carabids). ThisExpand
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