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The distribution and ecology of weevils [Coleoptera: Nemonychidae, Attelabidae, Apionidae, Curculionidae] in Western Ukraine
- M. Mazur
Selective sweep of Wolbachia and parthenogenetic host genomes – the example of the weevil Eusomus ovulum
- M. Mazur, M. Holecová, D. Lachowska-Cierlik, A. Lis, D. Kubisz, Ł. Kajtoch
- BiologyInsect molecular biology
- 1 July 2016
The lack of heterozygosity in host nuclear genes, missing bisexual populations and selective sweep between the parthenogenetic host and bacteria genomes suggest that parthenogenesis in this species could have originated as a result of infection rather than hybridization.
Phylogeographic patterns of steppe species in Eastern Central Europe: a review and the implications for conservation
This study strongly supports the need to protect Steppic species throughout their entire ranges in the region, as the continuous destruction of steppic habitats in some areas may lead not only to the disappearance of local populations, but also to the extinction of unique evolutionary units.
How Hosts Taxonomy, Trophy, and Endosymbionts Shape Microbiome Diversity in Beetles
- M. Kolasa, R. Ścibior, M. Mazur, D. Kubisz, K. Dudek, Ł. Kajtoch
- Biology, Environmental ScienceMicrobial Ecology
- 27 March 2019
Overall, microbiome diversity was found to be more dependent on host phylogeny than on the abundance of endosymbionts, which does not support the hypothesis that these bacteria occur interchangeably.
Review of the New Caledonian species of the genus Pactola Pascoe, 1876 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Eugnomini), with description of two new species .
- M. Mazur
- 9 June 2014
The two species of the genus Pactola Pascoe known from New Caledonia, P. convexa (Montrouzier) and P. setacea (Montrouzier), are redescribed and two new species (P. magna sp. n. and P. proxima sp.…
Using host species traits to understand the Wolbachia infection distribution across terrestrial beetles
Verification of Wolbachia infection status across 297 beetle taxa showed that approximately 27% of taxa are infected by supergroups A and B, and only minor support for coevolution between bacteria and its beetle hosts was observed in some genera of beetles.
Preliminary evidence of the horizontal transmission of Wolbachia between Crioceris leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and their Asparagus host plants
DNA of Wolbachia was detected in host plant tissues that are exploited by the beetles, providing evidence for the horizontal transmission of the bacterium between beetles and their host plants.
Plant–herbivorous beetle networks: molecular characterization of trophic ecology within a threatened steppic environment
- Ł. Kajtoch, D. Kubisz, W. Heise, M. Mazur, W. Babik
- Environmental ScienceMolecular ecology
- 1 August 2015
A survey of ecological associations between herbivorous beetles and host plants from seriously threatened European steppic grasslands is presented and it is found that the previous identifications of host plants based on direct observations are generally concordant with host plant barcoding from insect gut.
Description of male of Otiorhynchus raucus [Fabricius, 1777] with some remarks on the geographical origin of the species [Coleoptera: Curculionidae]
- M. Mazur
The hitherto unknown males of O. raucus, from Albania, are described and the dispersal centre of the species has been placed in the south-western part of the Balkan Peninsula.
Exploring species-level taxonomy in the Cryptocephalus flavipes species complex (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
Through this study, new morphological diagnostic characters were discovered and the suitability of the meta-episternal shape in species discrimination was tested by a geometric morphometric approach.