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Homoplastic evolution and host association of Eriophyoidea (Acari, Prostigmata) conflict with the morphological-based taxonomic system.
The superfamily Eriophyoidea is exceptionally diverse and its members are highly host-specific. Currently, the taxonomy of this group is based on morphology only. However, phylogenetic relationshipsExpand
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Identification of two lineages of host-associated eriophyoid mites predisposed to different levels of host diversification.
Herbivorous arthropods can diversify as a consequence of evolutionary changes in response to their plant hosts. Current patterns of host association of herbivores are likely to reflect a longExpand
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Molecular phylogeny reveals food plasticity in the evolution of true ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccinellini)
BackgroundThe tribe Coccinellini is a group of relatively large ladybird beetles that exhibits remarkable morphological and biological diversity. Many species are aphidophagous, feeding as larvae andExpand
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DNA barcoding reveals the protogyne and deutogyne of Tegolophus celtis sp. nov. (Acari: Eriophyidae)
A few eriophyoid mites have two forms of adult female, called protogyne and deutogyne. The latter form is thought to increase survival under unfavorable conditions. The two forms have distinctExpand
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Variation in life history traits and transcriptome associated with adaptation to diet shifts in the ladybird Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
BackgroundDespite the broad diet range of many predatory ladybirds, the mechanisms involved in their adaptation to diet shifts are not completely understood. Here, we explored how a primarilyExpand
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Expression of Cytoplasmic Incompatibility and Host Fitness Effects in Field Populations of Sogatella furcifera Infected with Cardinium
ABSTRACT ‘Candidatus Cardinium’ is a maternally inherited intracellular bacterium that infects a wide range of arthropods and causes diverse reproductive alterations of its arthropod hosts,Expand
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Eriophyoid mites from Qinghai Province, northwestern China with descriptions of nine new species (Acari, Eriophyoidea)
Abstract Eriophyoid mites from Qinghai Province, northwestern China were studied herein. Up to now, only six species have been reported from Qinghai Province. In field surveys, 17 eriophyoid miteExpand
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Episodic positive selection at mitochondrial genome in an introduced biological control agent.
Artificial introduction in classical biological control provides a unique opportunity to understand mitochondrial evolution driving adaptation to novel environments. We studied mitochondrial genomesExpand
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Cryptic diversity in host-associated populations of Tetra pinnatifidae (Acari: Eriophyoidea): what do morphometric, mitochondrial and nuclear data reveal and conceal?
Traditional morphology-based taxonomy of eriophyoid mites (Acari: Eriophyoidea) has been challenged by molecular-based technologies in the detection of cryptic species. However, the implications ofExpand
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Population admixture can enhance establishment success of the introduced biological control agent Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
BackgroundIntroduced biological control agents have opportunities of population admixture through multiple introductions in the field. However, the importance of population admixture for theirExpand
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