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Phylogenetic and phylogeographic relationships in the crayfish genus Austropotamobius inferred from mitochondrial COI gene sequences.
The present study explores the utility of mitochondrial COI gene sequences to reveal phylogenetic and phylogeographic relationships for the entire European freshwater crayfish genus Austropotamobius.Expand
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The colonization of Europe by the freshwater crustacean Asellus aquaticus (Crustacea: Isopoda) proceeded from ancient refugia and was directed by habitat connectivity
Recent continental‐scale phylogeographic studies have demonstrated that not all freshwater fauna colonized Europe from the classic Mediterranean peninsular refugia, and that northern or central partsExpand
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Diverse molecular data demonstrate that commercially available medicinal leeches are not Hirudo medicinalis
The European medicinal leech is one of vanishingly few animal species with direct application in modern medicine. In addition to the therapeutic potential held by many protease inhibitors purifiedExpand
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Phylogeography of a subterranean amphipod reveals cryptic diversity and dynamic evolution in extreme environments
Extreme conditions in subsurface are suspected to be responsible for morphological convergences, and so to bias biodiversity assessment. Subterranean organisms are also considered as having poorExpand
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Global diversity of leeches (Hirudinea) in freshwater
Leeches (Hirudinea) constitute a relatively small monophyletic group of highly specialized annelids, but may play important roles as invertebrate predators in freshwater, while others are infamousExpand
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Phylogeny of the cave shrimp Troglocaris: Evidence of a young connection between Balkans and Caucasus.
The remarkably discontinuous distribution of the cave shrimp genus Troglocaris in South France, West Balkans, and West Caucasus has long been considered a biogeographic enigma. To solve it, itsExpand
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Molecular phylogeny of leeches: Congruence of nuclear and mitochondrial rDNA data sets and the origin of bloodsucking
Complete 18S rDNA sequences and sequences of domain III of mitochondrial 12S rDNA were obtained to assess phylogenetic relationships among major suprageneric taxa of leeches and the possibly closelyExpand
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A molecular test for cryptic diversity in ground water: how large are the ranges of macro-stygobionts?
SUMMARY 1. Various groundwater habitats have exceptionally high levels of endemism caused by strong hydrographical isolation and low dispersal abilities of their inhabitants. More than 10% ofExpand
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Origins of Allium ampeloprasum horticultural groups and a molecular phylogeny of the section Allium (Allium: Alliaceae).
The subgenus Allium section Allium includes economically important species, such as garlic and leek, as well as other polyploid minor crops. Phylogenetic studies within this section, with a focus onExpand
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