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Palaeovegetation of China: a pollen data‐based synthesis for the mid‐Holocene and last glacial maximum
Pollen data from China for 6000 and 18,000 14C yr BP were compiled and used to reconstruct palaeovegetation patterns, using complete taxon lists where possible and a biomization procedure that
Eocene habitat shift from saline to freshwater promoted Tethyan amphipod diversification
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The genus Gammarus provides an excellent aquatic case supporting the hypothesis that ecological opportunities promote diversification and the habitat shift from saline to freshwater led to an increased diversification rate.
A molecular phylogeny of the genus Gammarus (Crustacea: Amphipoda) based on mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences.
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The dramatic climate change following the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau was probably the most important factor in triggering the diversification of southeastern and northwestern groups and the genus Sinogammarus is invalid and should be part of the genus Gammarus.
A novel family of mobile genetic elements is limited to the germline genome in Tetrahymena thermophila.
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The isolation and complete characterization of Tlr elements are described, a family of approximately 30 micronuclear DNA sequences that are efficiently eliminated from the developing macronucleus that are confined to the Tetrahymena germline genome.
Toward understanding the distribution of Laurasian frogs: a test of Savage's biogeographical hypothesis using the genus Bombina.
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A phylogeny of Bombina is reconstructed based on three mitochondrial and two nuclear gene fragments and molecular dating of the phylogenetic tree using the penalized likelihood and Bayesian analyses suggests that the divergence between the Indo-Malaya clade and other Bombina species occurred 5.9-28.6 million years ago.
Flexible omnivory in dikerogammarus villosus (Sowinsky, 1894) (Amphipoda) - amphipod pilot species project (ampis) report 5
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The very flexible feeding modes of D. villosus, which make diet switches possible, form a trait that must be an important factor in the invasion success of this Ponto-Caspian gammaridean species, and may thus explain for a great deal its high ecosystem impact.
A Two-Component Female-Produced Pheromone of the Spider Pholcus beijingensis
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Behavioral data suggest that (E,E)-farnesyl acetate and hexadecyl acetate comprise a two-component female-produced sex pheromone in P. beijingensis, the first multicomponent phersomone found in spiders.
A survey of linyphiid spiders from Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China (Araneae, Linyphiidae)
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Eight new genera and 30 new species are described, including the male of Kaestneria bicultrata Chen & Yin, 2000 and the females of Asiagone perforata Tanasevitch, 2014 and Batueta similis Wunderlich & Song, 1995 are described for the first time.
Male-specific (Z)-9-tricosene stimulates female mating behaviour in the spider Pholcus beijingensis
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It is verified that (Z)-9-tricosene is a male-specific compound in the spider P. beijingensis that acts as an aphrodisiac: it increases the likelihood that a female will mate.
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