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High genetic divergences indicate ancient separation of parthenogenetic lineages of the oribatid mite Platynothrus peltifer (Acari, Oribatida)
Theories on the evolution and maintenance of sex are challenged by the existence of ancient parthenogenetic lineages such as bdelloid rotifers and darwinulid ostracods. It has been proposed thatExpand
Imaging applications of synchrotron X‐ray phase‐contrast microtomography in biological morphology and biomaterials science. I. General aspects of the technique and its advantages in the analysis of
Synchrotron‐generated X‐rays provide scientists with a multitude of investigative techniques well suited for the analysis of the composition and structure of all types of materials and specimens.Expand
Speciation in the parthenogenetic oribatid mite genus Tectocepheus (Acari, Oribatida) as indicated by molecular phylogeny
Summary Despite the lack of universal concepts for species and speciation, both sexual and asexual organisms are expected to diversify into discrete genotypic and morphological clusters. Species-richExpand
Mitochondrial COII sequences indicate that the parthenogenetic earthworm Octolasion tyrtaeum (Savigny 1826) constitutes of two lineages differing in body size and genotype
Abstract Adult individuals of the parthenogenetic earthworm Octolasion tyrtaeum (Savigny 1826) differ considerably in body size. The length of adult specimens reaches 10–14 cm in some habitats, inExpand
Radiation in sexual and parthenogenetic oribatid mites (Oribatida, Acari) as indicated by genetic divergence of closely related species
The D3 domain and its flanking regions of 28S rRNA of four pairs of closely related sexual species (Eupelops hirtus and E. torulosus; Oribatella calcarata and O. quadricornuta; Chamobates voigtsi andExpand
Integrative taxonomy: Combining morphological, molecular and chemical data for species delineation in the parthenogenetic Trhypochthonius tectorum complex (Acari, Oribatida, Trhypochthoniidae)
BackgroundThere is a long-standing controversial about how parthenogenetic species can be defined in absence of a generally accepted species concept for this reproductive mode. An integrativeExpand
An automated device for the digitization and 3D modelling of insects, combining extended-depth-of-field and all-side multi-view imaging
We present DISC3D: a new digitization device for pinned insects and other small objects that combines all these aspects. Expand
Karyology and sex determination of oribatid mites
In a recent publication, ZHANG, Fu & WANG (2004) reported a karyotype analysis of two species of brachypyline oribatid mites: Brasilobates spinosus Fujita (Protoribatidae, or Haplozetidae) andExpand
Molecular phylogeny of oribatid mites (Oribatida, Acari): evidence for multiple radiations of parthenogenetic lineages
Nucleotide sequences of the D3 expansion segment and its flanking regions of the 28S rDNA gene were used to evaluate phylogenetic relationships among representative sexual and asexual oribatid mitesExpand
A chemo-ecologists’ practical guide to compositional data analysis
Compositional data are commonly used in chemical ecology to describe the biological role of chemical compounds in communication, defense or other behavioral modifications. Statistical analyses ofExpand