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PHYLOGEOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE LAND SNAIL CANDIDULA UNIFASCIATA (HELICELLINAE, STYLOMMATOPHORA): FRAGMENTATION, CORRIDOR MIGRATION, AND SECONDARY CONTACT
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The study revealed the presence of two major evolutionary lineages that evolved in separate refuges in southeast France as result of previous fragmentation during the Pleistocene and inferred that range expansions along river valleys in independent corridors to the north led eventually to a secondary contact zone of the major clades around the Geneva Basin. Expand
The impact of global climate change on genetic diversity within populations and species
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It is argued that studying the fate of intraspecifc genetic diversity is an indispensable and logical venture if the authors are to fully understand the consequences of GCC on biodiversity on all levels. Expand
Rangewide phylogeography of a terrestrial slug in Europe: evidence for Alpine refugia and rapid colonization after the Pleistocene glaciations
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Full‐range phylogeography of Arion fuscus suggests the existence of an alternative refugial zone, situated north of the refugials areas currently recognized in most other taxa. Expand
Evidence for cryptic hybridization between different evolutionary lineages of the invasive clam genus Corbicula (Veneroida, Bivalvia)
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Two Corbicula morphotypes in a syntopic population in the Rhine River are studied to reveal their taxonomic, reproductive and phylogenetic relationship, using morphometrics, DAF‐fingerprinting, mitochondrial COI and nuclear ITS1 sequence variation to interpret the hybrids as F1 hybrids between different evolutionary lineages. Expand
Comparing the efficacy of morphologic and DNA-based taxonomy in the freshwater gastropod genus Radix (Basommatophora, Pulmonata)
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Contrary to DNA-taxonomy, shell morphology was not suitable for delimiting and recognising species in Radix and is proposed as a reliable, comparable, and objective means for species identification in biological research. Expand
Integrative inventory of Bolivia’s lowland anurans reveals hidden diversity
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Integrative inventory of Bolivia’s lowland anurans reveals hidden diversity, and calls for further research into the mechanisms behind this diversity. Expand
Short read Illumina data for the de novo assembly of a non-model snail species transcriptome (Radix balthica, Basommatophora, Pulmonata), and a comparison of assembler performance
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It is shown that de novo transcriptome assembly using this approach yields results useful for downstream applications, in particular if a meta-assembly of contig sets is used to increase contig quality. Expand
Global variation in thermal tolerances and vulnerability of endotherms to climate change
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This study test the climatic variability hypothesis for endotherms, with a comprehensive dataset on thermal tolerances derived from physiological experiments, and uses these data to assess the vulnerability of species to projected climate change. Expand
Utility of DNA taxonomy and barcoding for the inference of larval community structure in morphologically cryptic Chironomus (Diptera) species
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It is argued that DNA‐based identification methods such as DNA barcoding can be a valuable tool to increase accuracy, objectivity and comparability of the taxonomic assessment in biodiversity and community ecology studies. Expand
Molecular phylogeny and character evolution in the Western Palaearctic Helicidae s.l. (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora).
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A molecular phylogeny for the west Palaearctic Helicidae sensu lato based on sequence data from two mitochondrial (COI, 16S rDNA) and two nuclear (ITS-1, 18S r DNA) genes revealed well supported monophyletic clades partly conflicting traditional classifications. Expand
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