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Toward a Global Phylogeny of the “Living Fossil" Crustacean Order of the Notostraca
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A molecular phylogeny of the Notostraca was constructed using model based phylogenetic methods and it was concluded that, although some present day tadpole shrimp species closely resemble fossil specimens as old as 250 mya, no molecular support was found for an ancient (pre) Mesozoic radiation.
Modularity in attachment organs of African Cichlidogyrus (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea: Ancyrocephalidae) reflects phylogeny rather than host specificity or geographic distribution
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Analysis of shape variation of sclerotized structures of the attachment organ within 66 African species of the genus Cichlidogyrus provides new insights into the evolvability of attachment organs, as well as into the morphological basis of host specificity and host-parasite co-evolutionary interaction in helminth parasites.
Use of ephippial morphology to assess richness of anomopods: potentials and pitfalls
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The potentials and pitfalls of a third method to assess cladoceran species richness are explored and the morphotype richness was well correlated with species richness as assessed through hatching of dormant forms and through analysis of active community samples covering a six month period.
In vitro selection and characterization of putative probiotics isolated from the gut of Acipenser baerii (Brandt, 1869)
To select and characterize potential probiotic bacteria from the gut microbiota of Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii), 129 strains isolated from the hindgut were screened for antagonistic activity
A recent inventory of the fishes of the north-western and central western coast of Lake Tanganyika (Democratic Republic Congo)
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The authors' records substantially expand the known range of fish species in a range of habitats, and as numerous specimens are hard to assign to nominal species, a taxonomic revision of a number of genera is underway.
Problematic barcoding in flatworms: A case-study on monogeneans and rhabdocoels (Platyhelminthes)
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It is demonstrated how high molecular variability and contamination problems limit the possibilities for barcoding using standard COI-based protocols in flatworms, and it is concluded that mitochondrial and nuclear ribosomal markers perform equally well.
Hidden biodiversity in an ancient lake: phylogenetic congruence between Lake Tanganyika tropheine cichlids and their monogenean flatworm parasites
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In the first comprehensive phylogenetic parasitological analysis of a vertebrate radiation, monogenean parasites infecting tropheine cichlids from Lake Tanganyika are studied, revealing species-rich parasite assemblages and shows consistent host-specificity.
Phylogenetics and biogeography of the Balkan ‘sand gobies’ (Teleostei: Gobiidae): vulnerable species in need of taxonomic revision
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The present study combines the phylogeny of a goby radiation with insights on the historical biogeography of the eastern Mediterranean, and identifies evolutionary units meriting conservation attention.
First description of monogenean parasites in Lake Tanganyika: the cichlid Simochromis diagramma (Teleostei, Cichlidae) harbours a high diversity of Gyrodactylus species (Platyhelminthes, Monogenea)
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Haptor morphometrics and nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences revealed 3 new species on Zambian Simochromis diagramma that can probably be explained by host-switching events during the course of evolution, in agreement with the generally accepted concept that ecological transfer is an important aspect of gyrodactylid speciation.
The Monogenean Parasite Fauna of Cichlids: A Potential Tool for Host Biogeography
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Host-switches and salinity transitions may be invoked to explain the pattern revealed by a preliminary morphological phylogeny of monogenean genera from Cichlidae and other selected Monogenea genera, rendering the parasite distribution explicable under both vicariance and dispersal.
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