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Molecular systematics and phylogeography of the gigantic earthworms of the Metaphire formosae species group (Clitellata, Megascolecidae).
The systematics and phylogeography of this Metaphire formosae species group were investigated using DNA sequences of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase sub unit I (COI), 16S ribosomal (r)RNA, and NADH dehydrogenase subunit 1 (ND1) to expose non-monophyly within each of the genera Amynthas andMetaphire, and more generally within the Pheretima complex. Expand
Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of the grass lizards genus Takydromus (Reptilia: Lacertidae) of East Asia.
The hypothesis in the prediction supports the process of vicariant speciation and multicolonization of grass lizards on eastern Asian islands as the most isolated and basal species compared to other temperate and subtropical species of Takydromus. Expand
Identification of exotic sailfin catfish species (Pterygoplichthys, Loricariidae) in Taiwan based on morphology and mtDNA sequences.
The results indicated that the fish occurring in Taiwanese rivers should be identified as P. pardalis and P. disjunctivus, and put forth 2 hypotheses and 1 speculation to explain the current situation. Expand
Changes of diet and dominant intestinal microbes in farmland frogs
This study indicates that anthropogenic activities, such as the custom farming, have not only affected the food resources of frogs, but also influenced the health and in vivo microbial ecosystem of wildlife. Expand
Two New Cryptic Species of Takydromus (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Taiwan
Three new grass lizard species were identified in Taiwan using mitochondrial DNA sequences, increasing the total number of Takydromus to 19 species, of which 10 are insular endemics, with six only occurring in Taiwan. Expand
Diversity of the snail‐eating snakes Pareas (Serpentes, Pareatidae) from Taiwan
Using mitochondrial sequence phylogeny, nuclear c‐mos haplotype network, as well as multivariate morphometrics, lines of evidence showed congruent results for the coexistence of three Pareas species in Taiwan, with prominent genetic and morphological differentiation and differing level of dentition asymmetry. Expand
The Phylogeography and Population Demographics of Selected Freshwater Fishes in Taiwan
reshwater fishes are usually appropriatefor use in biogeography studies, primarily becauseof their restricted distribution and the strong asso-ciation between evolutionary history and geologi-calExpand
Strict consistency between genetic and topographic landscapes of the brown tree frog (Buergeria robusta) in Taiwan.
The deduced genetic landscape of B. robusta presented extremely high congruence with the actual topography of Taiwan, and two major lineages were found on the eastern and the western sides of Taiwan with a non-overlapping distribution, indicating the importance of the Central Mountain Range as the major biogeographic barrier. Expand
Geographic variation in advertisement calls of a Microhylid frog – testing the role of drift and ecology
It is concluded that genetic drift, rather than ecological processes, is the more likely driver for the geographic variation in the advertisement calls of M. fissipes. Expand
Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 April 2012 – 31 May 2012
This article documents the addition of 123 microsatellite marker loci to the Molecular Ecology Resources Database. Loci were developed for the following species: Brenthis ino, Cichla orinocensis,Expand