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On the origin of Acochlidia and other enigmatic euthyneuran gastropods, with implications for the systematics of Heterobranchia
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It is demonstrated that the invasion of the meiofaunal habitat has occurred several times independently in various euthyneuran taxa, leading to convergent adaptations previously misinterpreted as synapomorphies.
The Application of DNA Barcodes for the Identification of Marine Crustaceans from the North Sea and Adjacent Regions
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This study confirms the application of DNA barcodes as highly effective identification system for the analyzed marine crustaceans of the North Sea and represents an important milestone for modern biodiversity assessment studies using barcode sequences.
Comparison of molecular species identification for North Sea calanoid copepods (Crustacea) using proteome fingerprints and DNA sequences
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Proteomic fingerprinting using the MALDI‐TOF MS is recommended as an alternative or supplementary approach for rapid, cost‐effective species identification for pelagic calanoid copepod species identification.
Molecular diversity of Germany's freshwater fishes and lampreys assessed by DNA barcoding
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The number of potential alien species in Germany is increased from 14 to 21 and is therefore a valuable groundwork for further faunistic investigations.
The Continuing Debate on Deep Molluscan Phylogeny: Evidence for Serialia (Mollusca, Monoplacophora + Polyplacophora)
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A new molecular clock indicates that molluscs had a terminal Precambrian origin with rapid divergence of all eight extant classes in the Cambrian, and the recovery of Serialia as a derived, Late Cambrian clade is potentially in line with the stratigraphic chronology of morphologically heterogeneous early mollusc fossils.
Chiton phylogeny (Mollusca : Polyplacophora) and the placement of the enigmatic species Choriplax grayi (H. Adams & Angas)
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Multigene analysis of standard nuclear and mitochondrial markers demonstrates that the topology of the order Chitonida is divided into four clades, which have also been recovered in previous studies: Mopalioidea is sister to Cryptoplacoidea, forming a clade Acanthochitonina.
Identification of North Sea molluscs with DNA barcoding
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A reference library including 579 sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I for 113 North Sea mollusc species is provided, testing the efficacy of this library by simulating a sequence‐based specimen identification scenario using Best Match, Best Close Match (BCM) and All Species Barcode (ASB) criteria with three different threshold values.
Identification of cephalopod species from the North and Baltic Seas using morphology, COI and 18S rDNA sequences
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The data strongly support the assumption that the genus Alloteuthis is only represented by a single species, at least in the North Sea, and recommend the use of COI, as it showed higher bootstrap support of species clusters and less amplification and sequencing failure compared to 18S.
Species identification of echinoderms from the North Sea by combining morphology and molecular data
TLDR
This newly established sequence reference library for the North Sea Echinodermata allows and ensures future molecular species identification for various life-cycle stages including juveniles and meroplanktonic larvae and provides sequences for phylogeographic studies and the detection of sibling as well as cryptic species.
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