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MOLECULAR BIOGEOGRAPHY OF CAVE LIFE: A STUDY USING MITOCHONDRIAL DNA FROM BATHYSCIINE BEETLES
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This study focuses on phylogenetic relationships in two distinct species assemblages of cave‐dwelling beetles with similar disjunct distributions in the Pyrenees and Sardinia, which are believed to reflect different degrees of adaptation to cave life.
Mitochondrial DNA rates and biogeography in European newts (genus Euproctus).
TLDR
The data suggest that the cladogenic events leading to species formation in Euproctus and Triturus occurred very closely in time, indicating that the two genera may not be monophyletic.
Pleistocene evolutionary history of the Clouded Apollo (Parnassius mnemosyne): genetic signatures of climate cycles and a ‘time‐dependent’ mitochondrial substitution rate
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It is argued that the calibrated ‘time‐dependent’ rate (0.096 substitutions/million years), offers the most convincing time frame for the evolutionary events inferred from sequence data.
Molecular biogeography: using the Corsica‐Sardinia microplate disjunction to calibrate mitochondrial rDNA evolutionary rates in mountain newts (Euproctus)
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These are the first mt‐rDNA sequence data for salamanders and were used to reconstruct phylogenetic trees, investigate evolutionary rates for these genes, calibrate them with absolute time since divergence, and compare rates with published ones.
Genetic structure and allozyme variation of sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax and D. punctatus) in the Mediterranean Sea
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Multivariate analyses of individual allozymic profiles and of allele frequencies suggested that different arrays of genotypes prevail in lagoons compared to marine samples, particularly at those loci that, on the basis of previous acclimation experiments, had been implicated in adaptation to freshwater.
Asymmetrical responses of forest and “beyond edge” arthropod communities across a forest–grassland ecotone
Historically, where forest habitats are deemed as the pristine landscape state, anthropogenic habitats such as managed grasslands or open spaces are often perceived to be antagonistic and of
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