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Diversity and Distribution of Freshwater Amphipod Species in Switzerland (Crustacea: Amphipoda)
Amphipods are key organisms in many freshwater systems and contribute substantially to the diversity and functioning of macroinvertebrate communities. Furthermore, they are commonly used asExpand
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Parallels between two geographically and ecologically disparate cave invasions by the same species, Asellus aquaticus (Isopoda, Crustacea)
Caves are long‐known examples of evolutionary replications where similar morphologies (troglomorphies) evolve independently as the result of strong natural selection of the extreme environment.Expand
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Conservation problems with hypothelminorheic Niphargus species (Amphipoda: Niphargidae)
1. The hypothelminorheic is a unique superficial subterranean habitat, harbouring troglomorphic species that are unique to this habitat or share species with other subterranean habitats. TheseExpand
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Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 February 2011–31 March 2011
This article documents the addition of 111 microsatellite marker loci to the Molecular Ecology Resources Database. Loci were developed for the following species: Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi,Expand
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Taxonomic, phylogenetic and ecological diversity of Niphargus (Amphipoda: Crustacea) in the Hölloch cave system (Switzerland)
Groundwater belongs to the spatially most extensive, but least explored freshwater systems. On a global scale, the species richness of several subterranean invertebrate taxa parallels speciesExpand
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First microsatellite data on Proteus anguinus reveal weak genetic structure between the caves of Postojna and Planina
The European cave salamander, Proteus anguinus, or proteus, is the largest obligate cave animal in the world. It is an endangered and charismatic species of high conservation importance forExpand
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DNA barcoding sheds light on hidden subterranean boundary between Adriatic and Danubian drainage basins
In principle, the distribution of freshwater fauna follows the extent of drainage basins, but various historical and concurrent factors weaken this correspondence. Subterranean karstic drainages canExpand
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Asellus Aquaticus: A Model System for Historical Biogeography
Abstract The aquatic isopod Asellus aquaticus independently populated three cave systems in Europe, where it forms troglomorphic populations all described as separate subspecies. Molecular studiesExpand
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