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Got Males?: The Enigmatic Goblin Spider Genus Triaeris (Araneae, Oonopidae)
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The type species of the goblin spider genus Triaeris Simon was originally described from Saint Vincent in the Lesser Antilles, but has attained a pantropical distribution and even has introduced populations living in European greenhouses.
The pulmonary neuroendocrine system: the past decade.
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This text reviews several aspects of the pulmonary neuroendocrine system: phylogeny, the amine and peptide content of its epithelial cells, ontogeny and influence on lung development, the influence of hypoxia and nonhypoxic stimuli, immunomodulatory function, innervation and pathology.
Unravelling the goblin spiders puzzle : rDNA phylogeny of the family Oonopidae (Araneae)
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The first phylogeny based on ribosomal sequence data suggests that the majority of the oonopid genera constitute a natural group and casts doubt on the monophyly of the genus Aschnaoonops, while corroborate that a low degree of body sclerotisation might be considered as a plesiomorphic trait.
Ultrastructure of Antoonops, a New, Ant-Mimicking Genus of Afrotropical Oonopidae (Araneae) with Complex Internal Genitalia
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Antoonops, a new genus of the spider family Oonopidae, is described from West Africa and reveals the presence of two peculiarly shaped sclerites embedded in the walls of the uterus externus and a reproductive tract with an apparent flow-through design.
THE GOBLIN SPIDER GENUS ZYNGOONOPS (ARANEAE, OONOPIDAE), WITH NOTES ON RELATED TAXA
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A cladistic analysis of morphological characters provides support for the monophyly of Zyngoonops and identifies Z. redii as the most basal species of the genus.
Detecting hybridization in African schistosome species: does egg morphology complement molecular species identification?
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The performance of egg morphology with molecular markers with regard to detecting hybridization in schistosomes is compared to discuss strengths and limitations of molecular methods to detect hybrids in the context of high-throughput screening of field samples.
A scanning electron microscope technique for studying the sclerites of Cichlidogyrus
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A method for isolating and scanning the sclerites of individual Cichlidogyrus worms and the ability to digest formol-fixed specimens makes this method a useful tool for the study of historical museum collections.
Estimating the diversity of arboreal oonopid spider assemblages (Araneae, Oonopidae) at Afrotropical sites
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The arboreal oonopid assemblages were almost invariably found to be dominated by the widely-distributed genera Orchestina Simon and Opopaea Simon, in terms of both abundance and species richness.
An Introductory Study of House Spiders (Araneae) in Belgium
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More than 800 spiders were collected in 43 houses heated in winter, distributed mainly in the northern part of Belgium, and of the 93 species collected, 19 could be defined as house spiders.
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