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High genetic divergences indicate ancient separation of parthenogenetic lineages of the oribatid mite Platynothrus peltifer (Acari, Oribatida)
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It is concluded that P. peltifer, as it is currently conceived, has existed for perhaps 100 million years, has an extant distribution that results from continental drift rather than dispersal and was subject to several cryptic speciations. Expand
Speciation in the parthenogenetic oribatid mite genus Tectocepheus (Acari, Oribatida) as indicated by molecular phylogeny
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The results suggest that the different morphotypes of Tectocepheus indeed evolved in the absence of sexual reproduction, and that TectOcepheus minor, Tectavelatus velatus and Tectecepheus sarekensis are best considered distinct species and that 18S rDNA, hsp82 and ef-1α are powerful markers for resolving phylogenetic relationships of oribatid mites. Expand
Integrative taxonomy: Combining morphological, molecular and chemical data for species delineation in the parthenogenetic Trhypochthonius tectorum complex (Acari, Oribatida, Trhypochthoniidae)
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The approach combined morphological, molecular and chemical data to investigate diversity and species delineation in a parthenogenetic oribatid mite species complex and may help to build up more stable phylogenetic hypotheses in the future. Expand
Adding to the Reproductive Biology of the Parthenogenetic Oribatid Mite, Archegozetes longisetosus (Acari, Oribatida, Trhypochthoniidae)
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The gross morphology of the reproductive system as obtained by SEM techniques and X-ray synchrotron microtomography, a new tool for studying mite anatomy, is presented. Expand
THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF A MODEL MITE: A REVIEW OF CURRENT KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ARCHEGOZETES LONGISETOSUS (ACARI, ORIBATIDA)
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In this review, the scientific achievements this lineage has enabled while becoming a model system for general zoology, ecology and evolution are summarized. Expand
First cleavages, preblastula and blastula in the parthenogenetic mite Archegozetes longisetosus (Acari, Oribatida) indicate holoblastic rather than superficial cleavage.
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The early cleavages of A. longisetosus are holoblastic and blastomeres give rise to yolk-free micromeres and macromeres containing all the yolk, which may be the general mode of cleavage in Acari. Expand
Acarine embryology: inconsistencies, artificial results and misinterpretations.
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How views of early stages in acarine embryology – from the first cleavage to the blastula – have changed over time are discussed, starting with historical works of the 19th century and ending with electron microscopic analyses in the 21st century. Expand
Loss of the sticky harpoon – COI sequences indicate paraphyly of Stenus with respect to Dianous (Staphylinidae, Steninae)
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The analysis indicates the evolutionary origin of Dianous within Stenus, suggesting a secondary loss of the specialized prey-capture apparatus. Expand
Morphology of the internal reproductive organs of Archegozetes longisetosus Aoki (Acari, Oribatida)
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The morphology and three-dimensional organisation of the internal reproductive system of Archegozetes longisetosus is described, using a combination of conventional microscopic methods and the non-invasive technique of synchrotron X-ray microtomography, and a nomenclature for the subdivisions of the ovary is proposed. Expand
Ultrastructural aspects of vitellogenesis in Archegozetes longisetosus Aoki, 1965 (Acari, Oribatida, Trhypochthoniidae).
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The process of vitellogenesis in the oribatid mite Archegozetes longisetosus is studied using light and electron microscopy and a classification of the ovarian type as panoistic and the vitellaogenesis as exogenic is proposed. Expand
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