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BACKGROUND Nowadays, molecular techniques are widespread tools for the identification of biological entities. However, until very few years ago, their application to taxonomy provoked intense debates between traditional and molecular taxonomists. To prevent every kind of disagreement, it is essential to standardize taxonomic definitions. Along these lines,… (More)
Competition may lead to changes in a species' environmental niche in areas of sympatry and shifts in the niche of weaker competitors to occupy areas where stronger ones are rarer. Although mainland Mediterranean (Rhinolophus euryale) and Mehely's (R. mehelyi) horseshoe bats mitigate competition by habitat partitioning, this may not be true on… (More)
Unveiling the scale at which organisms respond to habitat features is crucial to understand how they are influenced by anthropogenic environmental changes. We implemented species distribution models (SDMs) based on multiple-scale landscape pattern analysis for four bat species representative of different foraging guilds: Nyctalus leisleri, Rhinolophus… (More)
The present study focused on emotional reactions of suicide survivor-victims to the content of suicide notes. Using an analogue methodology, married subjects (N = 48) recorded their emotional responses to four types of simulated suicide notes (other-blaming, incongruent, self-blaming, and neutral) presumed left for them by their mates. There were… (More)
We developed a set of nine polymorphic microsatellite markers from a genomic library enriched for dinucleotide repeats in the European polecat Mustela putorius. Microsatellite loci amplification was tested on fresh tissues and museum samples collected over the last 40 years in central and northern Italy. Number of alleles per locus ranged from 3 to 7. Mean… (More)
A new endoscopic technique for chorion biopsy is presented. The significance of stereomicroscopy by learning morphological features of chorionic tissue is stressed.