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Synchronization of hatching date with budburst of individual host trees (Quercus robur) in the winter moth (Operophtera brumata) and its fitness consequences
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The data support that synchronization of larval hatching with host budburst is adaptive as it increases adult size and thus expected fitness. Expand
Comparative performances of DNA barcoding across insect orders
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The lack of reference DNA barcodes for 98% of the known insect species implies that insect DNA barcoding is heavily biased by Type II errors (misidentification of queries without conspecifics in the database). Expand
Exploring the Use of Cytochrome Oxidase c Subunit 1 (COI) for DNA Barcoding of Free-Living Marine Nematodes
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The I3-M11 partition reliably identifies a wide range of marine nematodes, and the need for a strict scrutiny of the obtained sequences is shown, since contamination, nuclear pseudogenes and endosymbionts may confuse nematode species identification by COI sequences. Expand
Rangewide phylogeography of a terrestrial slug in Europe: evidence for Alpine refugia and rapid colonization after the Pleistocene glaciations
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Full‐range phylogeography of Arion fuscus suggests the existence of an alternative refugial zone, situated north of the refugials areas currently recognized in most other taxa. Expand
Detection of the East and West African kdr mutation in Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles arabiensis from Uganda using a new assay based on FRET/Melt Curve analysis
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Results show that the FRET/MCA method has the important advantage of detecting both kdr alleles in one assay and is more reliable and more sensitive than the existing AS-PCR assays and is able to detect new genotypes. Expand
Mitochondrial DNA variation and cryptic speciation within the free-living marine nematode Pellioditis marina
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It is suggested that autecological characteristics, including short generation time, high colonization potential and local adaptation, may be at the basis of this nematode's population genetic structure. Expand
Rapid large-scale evolutionary divergence in morphology and performance associated with exploitation of a different dietary resource
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How lizards have rapidly evolved differences in head morphology, bite strength, and digestive tract structure after experimental introduction into a novel environment is shown, providing a compelling example of how the invasion of a novel habitat can evolutionarily drive multiple aspects of the phenotype. Expand
Molecular systematics of the endemic Leptaxini (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) on the Azores islands.
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This work studied the evolutionary history of putative taxa and the three shell-types of the Leptaxini using 12 allozyme loci and sequences of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA and found divergence was among the highest reported for pulmonate land snails. Expand
Limits to gene flow in a cosmopolitan marine planktonic diatom
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It is shown that gene flow between distant populations of the globally distributed, bloom-forming diatom species Pseudo-nitzschia pungens is limited and follows a strong isolation by distance pattern, which implies that under appropriate geographic and environmental circumstances, population structuring may lead to speciation and hence may play an important role in diversification of marine planktonic microorganisms. Expand
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