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Molecular phylogeny of acariform mites (Acari, Arachnida): strong conflict between phylogenetic signal and long-branch attraction artifacts.
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The first comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of Acariformes using sequence data from the nuclear small subunit rRNA gene (18S rDNA) and the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI, amino acids) confirms the monophyly of Acari and recognizes two orders within Acari: Sarcoptiformes, consisting of Endeostigmata and Oribatida+Astigmata, and Trombidiformes.
The cereal rust mite Abacarus hystrix (Acari: Eriophyoidea) is a complex of species: evidence from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences
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The phylogenetic trees obtained with the maximum likelihood analysis of both COI and D2 region data sets showed that host-adapted strains of A. hystrix form distinct clades and that brome-associated strain is polyphyletic in origin.
Glaucalges tytonis sp. n. (Analgoidea, Xolalgidae) from the barn owl Tyto alba (Strigiformes, Tytonidae): compiling morphology with DNA barcode data for taxon descriptions in mites (Acari)
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A method of nondestructive DNA isolation, which leaves the feather mite exoskeleton intact for subsequent morphological analysis, is described, which may be implemented both for feather mites as well as for other groups of Acari.
Molecular evidence for species separation in the water mite Hygrobates nigromaculatus Lebert, 1879 (Acari, Hydrachnidia): evolutionary consequences of the loss of larval parasitism
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It is hypothesized that the ancestral lake-dwelling population originated from a stream form with parasitic larvae, and relatively more differentiated genetic structure in lake populations probably results from a stronger isolation between particular lake habitats, but this hypothesis needs further extensive studies.
A new feather mite species of the genus Proctophyllodes Robin, 1877 (Astigmata: Proctophyllodidae) from the Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus (Passeriformes: Aegithalidae)—morphological description
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For the first time for feather mites the standard morphological description is supplemented by sequence data of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene fragment (COI) and nuclear D2 region of 28S rDNA.
Cryptic species within the wheat curl mite Aceria tosichella (Keifer) (Acari : Eriophyoidea), revealed by mitochondrial, nuclear and morphometric data
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Investigation of WCM populations from different host plants in Australia, South America and Europe and molecular datasets suggest that what has been recognised historically as a single species is, in fact, a complex of several genetically isolated evolutionary lineages that demonstrate potential as cryptic species.
Ectomycorrhizal fungal communities of native and non-native Pinus and Quercus species in a common garden of 35-year-old trees
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There was no evidence that native species have higher EMF species diversity than exotic species and a higher similarity in EMF communities between the two Pinus species than between theTwo Quercus species, which support the naturalization of non-native trees by means of mutualistic associations with cosmopolitan and novel fungi.
DNA markers in the phylogenetics of the Acari
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This review presents DNA markers that have been used with success in mites and ticks to resolve questions at various taxonomic levels and suggests that well-supported phylogenies usually need genes with overlapping levels of resolution.
New Wolbachia supergroups detected in quill mites (Acari: Syringophilidae).
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The discovery of two new Wolbachia supergroups from syringophilid mites is described and it is suggested that in some cases the distribution of the bacteria can be better correlated with the mite's bird host rather than with mite taxonomy as such.
Higher-level molecular phylogeny of the water mites (Acariformes: Prostigmata: Parasitengonina: Hydrachnidiae).
TLDR
It is found that larval leg structure and locomotory behavior are strongly congruent with the molecular phylogeny of water mites, and all commonly accepted water mite superfamilies except for Hydryphantoidea, which is clearly paraphyletic.
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