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A molecular phylogeny of the Eucestoda.
  • J. Mariaux
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of parasitology
  • 1 February 1998
The basal position of the Caryophyllidea (and Spathebothriidea) is confirmed, and hence the plesiomorphic condition of monozoism, and the monophyly of the "higher tetrafossates" provided the nippotaeniids and tetrabothriids are included. Expand
Interrelationships and evolution of the tapeworms (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda).
Interrelationships of the tapeworms were examined by use of small (SSU) and large (LSU) subunit ribosomal DNA sequences and morphological characters, finding the LSU data to be more informative than the SSU data and more consistent with inferences from morphology, although nodal support was generally weak for most basal nodes. Expand
The conservation status of the world's reptiles
The results provide the first analysis of the global conservation status and distribution patterns of reptiles and the threats affecting them, highlighting conservation priorities and knowledge gaps which need to be addressed urgently to ensure the continued survival of the world’s reptiles. Expand
Phylogeny of the orders of the Eucestoda (Cercomeromorphae) based on comparative morphology: historical perspectives and a new working hypothesis.
The MPT was found to be the most efficient hypothesis for describing character evolution and in specifying relationships among the orders when compared to those concepts that had been developed for the tapeworms over the past century. Expand
Phylogenetic analysis of the suborder plagiorchiata (Platyhelminthes, Digenea) based on partial lsrDNA sequences.
The results show that the Plagiorchiata, as considered by most authors, is not monophyletic, and that the superfamilies Opecoeloidea, and most probably Dicrocoelioidea and Gorgoderoidesa, may have to be removed from this suborder. Expand
Molecular systematic analysis of the order Proteocephalidea (Eucestoda) based on mitochondrial and nuclear rDNA sequences.
Parsimony and distance-based analyses of the two databases failed to support the monophyly of theTwo traditionally accepted families, of numerous subfamilies and of various genera, including the genus Nomimoscolex, Ophiotaenia as well as the type genus Proteocephalus, which constituted a well-defined clade. Expand
The evolution of the Proteocephalidea (Platyhelminthes, Eucestoda) based on an enlarged molecular phylogeny, with comments on their uterine development
The phylogeny does not support the classical view of a Neotropical origin for the Proteocephalidea but rather favours an Old World origin of the group either in saurians or Palaearctic Siluriformes. Expand
Desiccation- and abscisic acid-responsive genes encoding major intrinsic proteins (MIPs) from the resurrection plant Craterostigma plantagineum
Comparison of Cp-PIPa expression in detached leaves and in whole plants suggested the involvement of a signal transmitted in the whole plant in response to drought, indicating that ABA-dependent and -independent signal transduction pathways lead to C p-Pipa expression. Expand
A molecular phylogenetic survey of the nightjars and allies (Caprimulgiformes) with special emphasis on the potoos (Nyctibiidae).
The monophyly of all the traditional caprimulgiform families was confirmed and a number of new hypotheses of relationship emerged; it appears that the oilbird (Steatornis) is an ancient member of the order, and it is not closely related to the potoos. Expand
The two-horned chamaeleons of East Africa
A formal revision of the taxonomy of all East African two-horned chamaeleons is proposed and seven species are proposed and a dichotomous key is provided for the identification of these taxa and some aspects of their conservation, ecology and evolutionary origins are also discussed. Expand