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Decoding of Superimposed Traces Produced by Direct Sequencing of Heterozygous Indels
This work describes a simple yet accurate method, which uses dynamic programming optimization to predict superimposed allelic sequences solely from a string of letters representing peaks within an individual mixed trace, which was used to decode 104 human traces containing heterozygous indels. Expand
Phylogeny of the major lineages of Membracoidea (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadomorpha) based on 28S rDNA sequences.
Analysis of sequences from a 3.5-kb region of the nuclear ribosomal 28S DNA gene spanning divergent domains D2-D10 supports the hypothesis, based on fossil, biogeographic, and behavioral evidence,Expand
Secretion of brochosomes during the ontogenesis of a leafhopper, Oncometopia orbona (F.) (Insecta, Homoptera, Cicadellidae).
  • R. Rakitov
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Tissue & cell
  • 1 February 2000
Both types of brochosomes derive from homogenous condensing Golgi granules and acquire their definitive structure as a result of growth, differentiation of the contents into a wall and a core, and development of a lattice of surface invaginations and final stages of this process take place in Golgi-derived vacuoles. Expand
Secretory products of the Malpighian tubules of Cicadellidae (Hemiptera, Membracoidea): an ultrastructural study
The observed diversity of products suggests that the protective water- or feces-repellent function proposed for BS cannot completely explain the adaptive significance of the secretory specialization of the MT in cicadellids. Expand
Structure and Function of the Malpighian Tubules, and Related Behaviors in Juvenile Cicadas: Evidence of Homology with Spittlebugs (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea & Cercopoidea)
Abstract Anatomical and histological study of the Malpighian tubules in the cicada genera Tibicen and Magicicada (Cicadoidea) demonstrated that, at the nymphal stage, these organs display a glandularExpand
Powdering of egg nests with brochosomes and related sexual dimorphism in leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)
Egg-powdering apparently has evolved as a modification of the anointing and grooming behaviours involved in making coatings of integumental brochosomes in most leafhoppers. Expand
Brochosomal Coatings of the Integument of Leafhoppers (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae)
Superhydrophobic properties of natural and man-made surfaces arise from the combination of chemical hydrophobicity with omplex, fractal texture at the micron and submicron range (reviewed in QuereExpand
Abstract Seven new Neotropical deltocephaline leafhopper genera are described and illustrated: Hecadula (Cicadulini); Stenogrampta, Penthigrampta, and Perugramptella (Penthimiini); and ChimaerotettixExpand
First karyotype data on the family Myerslopiidae (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadomorpha)
Abstract In the first cytogenetic study of the recently proposed family Myerslopiidae the male karyotype of Mapuchea chilensis (Nielson, 1996) was analyzed using conventional chromosome staining,Expand