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Phylogeny of Agrodiaetus Hübner 1822 (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) inferred from mtDNA sequences of COI and COII and nuclear sequences of EF1-alpha: karyotype diversification and species radiation.
Butterflies in the large Palearctic genus Agrodiaetus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) are extremely uniform and exhibit few distinguishing morphological characters. However, these insects are distinctiveExpand
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Establishing criteria for higher‐level classification using molecular data: the systematics of Polyommatus blue butterflies (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae)
Most taxonomists agree on the need to adapt current classifications to recognize monophyletic units. However, delineations between higher taxonomic units can be based on the relative ages ofExpand
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KARYOTYPIC DIVERSITY AND SPECIATION IN AGRODIAETUS BUTTERFLIES
Abstract That chromosomal rearrangements may play an important role in maintaining postzygotic isolation between well-established species is part of the standard theory of speciation. However, littleExpand
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In the shadow of phylogenetic uncertainty: the recent diversification of Lysandra butterflies through chromosomal change.
The phylogeny of the butterfly genus Lysandra (Lycaenidae, Polyommatinae) has been intractable using both molecular and morphological characters, which could be a result of speciation due toExpand
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Unprecedented within-species chromosome number cline in the Wood White butterfly Leptidea sinapis and its significance for karyotype evolution and speciation
BackgroundSpecies generally have a fixed number of chromosomes in the cell nuclei while between-species differences are common and often pronounced. These differences could have evolved throughExpand
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Principles of the Highly Ordered Arrangement of Metaphase I Bivalents in Spermatocytes of Agrodiaetus (Insecta, Lepidoptera)
We have investigated the nature of highly ordered bivalent arrangement in lepidopteran spermatocytes by analysing and comparing the patterns of bivalent distribution in intact metaphase I plates ofExpand
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Reproductive isolation and patterns of genetic differentiation in a cryptic butterfly species complex
Molecular studies of natural populations are often designed to detect and categorize hidden layers of cryptic diversity, and an emerging pattern suggests that cryptic species are more common and moreExpand
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Sex chromatin and sex chromosome systems in nonditrysian Lepidoptera (Insecta)
Eleven representatives of the superorder Amphiesmenoptera (Trichoptera + Lepidoptera) were examined for sex chromatin status. Three species represent stenopsychoid, limnephiloid and leptoceroidExpand
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Ten genes and two topologies: an exploration of higher relationships in skipper butterflies (Hesperiidae)
Despite multiple attempts to infer the higher-level phylogenetic relationships of skipper butterflies (Family Hesperiidae), uncertainties in the deep clade relationships persist. The most recentExpand
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