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Phylogenetic perspectives on genetic systems and reproductive modes of mites.
Evolutionary Aspects of Oribatid Mite Life Histories and Consequences for the Origin of the Astigmata
- R. A. Norton
This chapter represents a first attempt at developing a phylogenetic context for the surprisingly large volume of literature that deals with various aspects of oribatid life histories.
Morphological evidence for the evolutionary origin of Astigmata (Acari: Acariformes)
- R. A. Norton
- BiologyExperimental & Applied Acarology
- 1 October 1998
The general hypothesis that Astigmata originated within oribatid mites is refined and Malaconothridae as a possible sister group is suggested and brought to light evolutionary questions that were previously obscured by incorrect or inappropriate classifications.
CATALOGUE OF THE ORIBATIDA (ACARI) OF CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES AND CANADA
Trophic niche differentiation in soil microarthropods (Oribatida, Acari): evidence from stable isotope ratios (15N/14N)
Catalogue and historical overview of juvenile instars of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida).
The purpose was to gather the existing world literature on the active juvenile instars (i.e., excluding prelarva) of oribatid mites, to put classifications and nomenclature in a current context, and to identify the nature of the information in each paper.
Oribatid mites as a major dietary source for alkaloids in poison frogs
- R. Saporito, M. A. Donnelly, R. A. Norton, H. M. Garraffo, T. Spande, J. Daly
- ChemistryProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 22 May 2007
The results of this study indicate that mites are a significant arthropod repository of a variety of alkaloids and represent a major dietary source of alkAloids in poison frogs.
The distribution, mechanisms and evolutionary significance of parthenogenesis in oribatid mites
It is speculated that automixy (meiotic thelytoky) was the process involved — even though some extant species may prove to be secondarily apomictic, just as apomicts evolve from sexually reproducing lineages.
Porose integumental organs of oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatida)
The phylogenetic relationship between Astigmata and Oribatida (Acari) as indicated by molecular markers
- K. Domes, Max Althammer, R. A. Norton, S. Scheu, M. Maraun
- BiologyExperimental and Applied Acarology
- 5 July 2007
Maximum parsimony, neighbor-joining and Bayesian algorithms formed trees that consistently placed Astigmata outside monophyletic Oribatida, usually as sister-group of the endeostigmatid mite Alicorhagia sp.