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COMPARISON OF FOUR DNA EXTRACTION METHODS FROM INVASIVE FRESHWATER BIVALVE SPECIES (MOLLUSCA: BIVALVIA) IN ROMANIAN FAUNA
In this paper we propose an evaluation of four DNA extraction methods in terms of DNA quantity, quality and success of the subsequent PCR amplifications of nuclear and mitochondrial loci. IndividualsExpand
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Population-specific responses to an invasive species
Predicting the impacts of non-native species remains a challenge. As populations of a species are genetically and phenotypically variable, the impact of non-native species on local taxa couldExpand
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Cross-amplification of microsatellite loci in the endangered stone-crayfish Austropotamobius torrentium (Crustacea: Decapoda)
Key-words: polymorphism, cross-species, spatial-scale, conservation, population genetics The major aim of this study is to describe the first microsatellite loci for the stone-crayfishExpand
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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE PRESENT LIMNOCARDIIDAE FAUNA (MOLLUSCA: BIVALVIA) FROM ROMANIA
Present Limnocardiidae species are relicts of a spread fauna during the geological past, in the Pontic-Aral-Caspian range. Family Limnocardiidae has a distribution range formed of the Caspian Sea,Expand
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Modelling the invasion history of Sinanodonta woodiana in Europe: Tracking the routes of a sedentary aquatic invader with mobile parasitic larvae
Understanding the invasive potential of species outside their native range is one of the most pressing questions in applied evolutionary and ecological research. Admixture of genotypes of invasiveExpand
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Isolation and Characterization of New Microsatellite Markers for the Invasive Softshell Clam, Mya arenaria (L.) (Bivalvia: Myidae)
The invasive softshell clam (Mya arenaria Linnaeus, 1758) is native to the northwestern region of the Atlantic Ocean. This species has been introduced in the northeast Pacific and along the EuropeanExpand
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A new feather mite species of the genus Trouessartia Canestrini, 1899 (Acarina, Trouessartiidae) – an integrative description (morphology and DNA barcoding data)
Abstract A new species of the feather mite genus Trouessartia (Trouessartiidae) is described from the Large NiltavaNiltavagrandis (Blyth) (Passeriformes, Muscicapidae) in Northeast India (Meghalaya,Expand
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Molecular insights into the taxonomy of Hypanis (Bivalvia, Cardiidae, Lymnocardiinae) in the Black Sea lagoons
In this study, we used data from morphology and three DNA markers to assess the taxonomic status of the putative bivalve species Hypanis colorata and Hypanis angusticostata in a Black Sea lagoon, theExpand
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A morphometric and genetic comparison of Sinanodonta woodiana (Lea, 1834) populations: does shape really matter?
Sinanodonta woodiana (Lea, 1834) is an invasive species which has spread rapidly across Europe over the last few decades. Although it is already well established throughout Italy (both in lakes andExpand
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Characterization of nine microsatellite markers and development of multiplex PCRs for the Chinese huge mussel Anodonta ( Sinanodonta ) woodiana Lea, 1834 (Mollusca, Bivalvia)
The freshwater mussel Anodonta (Sinanodonta) woodiana (Lea, 1834) (Chinese Huge Mussel or Swan Mussel) (Bivalvia: Unionidae) is the largest unionid species present in the European fauna. Its nativeExpand
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