Rivers as barriers for high elevation amphibians: a phylogeographic analysis of the alpine stream frog of the Hengduan Mountains
- R. Li, Wei Chen, L. Tu, Jinzhong Fu
- 1 April 2009
At high altitude, rivers may function as barriers for amphibians and the vicariant pattern of the gene tree suggests that these rivers functioned as effective barriers during population differentiation, and mountain ridges may have facilitated amphibian movement.
Rampant historical mitochondrial genome introgression between two species of green pond frogs, Pelophylax nigromaculatus and P. plancyi
- Kui-chih Liu, F. Wang, Jinzhong Fu
- BiologyBMC Evolutionary Biology
- 29 June 2010
A phylogenetic approach was used to explore the potential mitochondrial genome introgression event(s) between two closely related green pond frog species, Pelophylax nigromaculatus and P. plancyi, and found that the majority of individuals in the two species have either introgressed or reclaimed their mitochondrial genomes while no trace of past hybridization in their nuclear genomes was detected.
On Putaoa , a new genus of the spider family Pimoidae (Araneae) from China, with a cladistic test of its monophyly and phylogenetic placement
- G. Hormiga, L. Tu
- 12 June 2008
Parsimony analysis of morphological characters provides support for the monophyly of Putaoa and for its sister group relationship to the genus Weintrauboa Hormiga, 2003 and corroborates the monometryly of Pimoidae.
Genetic and serological identification of three Vibrio parahaemolyticus strains as candidates for novel provisional O serotypes.
Resolving the phylogeny of a speciose spider group, the family Linyphiidae (Araneae).
- F. Wang, Jesús A. Ballesteros, L. Tu
- BiologyMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
- 1 October 2015
A review of Chinese micronetine species (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Part I: Species of ex-Arcuphantes and ex-Centromerus
- M. Saaristo, L. Tu, Shuqiang Li
The taxonomic position of five Chinese micronetine spiders currently placed in Arcuphantes and Centromerus is re-evaluated. Two new genera are established, Bifurcia gen. n. (type species Arcuphantes…
On the desmitracheate “micronetine” genus Nippononeta Eskov, 1992 (Araneae, Linyphiidae)
The results imply that both scaped epigynum and desmitracheate tracheal system are probably homoplastic and the placement of Nippononeta and Agyneta within Linyphiidae need to be resolved in future studies.
An emm5 Group A Streptococcal Outbreak Among Workers in a Factory Manufacturing Telephone Accessories
- Mingliang Chen, Wenqing Wang, Min Chen
- Medicine, BiologyFrontiers in Microbiology
- 21 June 2017
The outbreak was caused by two closely related emm5 clones that differed from the predominant emm types circulating in China and possessed new prophages carrying virulence gene sdc and antibiotic resistance genes of ermA and tetM, which were not found in the emm 5 reference strain Manfredo.
Phylogenetic analysis and revision of the linyphiid spider genus Solenysa (Araneae: Linyphiidae: Erigoninae)
- L. Tu, G. Hormiga
- 1 March 2011
A taxonomic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the linyphiid spider genus Solenysa Simon is carried out, including five new species collected from China and Japan, and suggests that the Solenya clade includes four monophyletic groups, each group represented by a distinct genitalic pattern.
The female genitalic morphology of “micronetine” spiders (Araneae, Linyphiidae)
- L. Tu, G. Hormiga
The observations confirm the widespread occurrence of epigynal grooves, rather than ducts, in “micronetines”, and seem to be common in linyphioids and other spider groups.