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Soil biota in a megadiverse country: Current knowledge and future research directions in South Africa
Abstract Soils are integral to agricultural productivity, biodiversity, and the maintenance of ecosystem services. However, soil ecosystem research depends on foundational biological knowledge that
The faunistic diversity of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the Savanna Biome in South Africa
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All available information on spider species distribution in the South African Savanna Biome was compiled and it is revealed that at a large scale the eastern region is much better surveyed than the western parts, but at finer scales throughout the region, several areas have little information.
Present status of Sicariidae (Arachnida: Araneae) in the Afrotropical region
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In this paper the present state of knowledge of the family Sicariidae in the Afrotropical region is discussed and three species of Loxosceles is revalidated.
A New Species of Afrarchaea (Araneae: Archaeidae) from South Africa
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A new species of Afrarchaea from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (A. ansieae sp. n.) is described here.
New species of Cheiracanthium (Araneae: Eutichuridae) from Madagascar and the Comoros Islands.
The Afrotropical representatives of the spider genus Cheiracanthium C.L. Koch, 1839 from Madagascar and the Comoros Islands are revised, and new species are described. Five described species are
The genus Cheiracanthium (Araneae: Clubionidae) in southern Africa
The southern African representatives of Cheiracanthium C.L. Koch, 1839 are revised after examining 617 adult specimens. Eight species of Cheiracanthium are recognized from this region, four are new
The diversity of South African spiders (Arachnida: Araneae: Documenting a National Survey).
Die Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Opname van Arachnida (SANSA) is in 1997 deur die Landbounavorsingsraad (LNR) geinisieer met die primere doelwit om die Arachnidafauna van Suid-Afrika op nasionale vlak
South African National Survey of Arachnida (SANSA): review of current knowledge, constraints and future needs for documenting spider diversity (Arachnida: Araneae)
Biodiversity is one of the most important concepts in contemporary biology, with a broad range of applications. In November 1995, South Africa ratified the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
Molecular technique reveals high variability of 18S rDNA distribution in harvestmen (Opiliones, Phalangiidae) from South Africa
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The variability of the 18S rDNA sites indicates intensive chromosomal changes during the differentiation of the karyotypes, which is in contrast to the usual uniformity in chromosomal morphology known from harvestmen so far.
The faunistic diversity of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the South African Grassland Biome
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Information on spider species distribution in the South African Grassland Biome was compiled and a rarity index, taking into account an endemicity index and an abundance index, was determined to give a preliminary indication of the conservation importance of each species.
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