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Current state and perspectives of fungal DNA barcoding and rapid identification procedures
It is demonstrated that the usability of DNA barcoding as a major tool for identification of fungi largely depends on the development of high-quality sequence databases that are thoroughly curated by taxonomists and systematists.
Phylogeny of the rust fungi: an approach using nuclear large subunit ribosomal DNA sequences
Neighbor joining analysis and a Bayesian method of phylogenetic inference using Monte Carlo Markov chains confirm the rust fungi as a natural group and indicate that Puccinia, Uromyces, Endophyllum, and Cumminsiella have a common origin.
Vestibular labyrinth diversity in diprotodontian marsupial mammals
There has been a change both in size and in relative arrangement of the semicircular canals that for some aspects maps onto the ecological change from arboreality to terrestriality, and Dendrolagus shows features typical of terrestrial species in spite of its arboreal lifestyle.
Cranial Morphology of the Therian Common Ancestor, as Suggested by the Adaptations of Neonate Marsupials
Whereas early skull development in marsupials is characterized by a number of narrow functional and biological constraints resulting in a certain structural uniformity, the eutherian mode of development seems to provide more freedom for fetal differentiation.
Nasal Structures in Old and New World Primates
The structures of the rostral parts of the nose are not well known in primates. Most past information has been derived from studies of serial sections of various fetal stages, but unfortunately
Different evolutionary histories of two Phragmidium species infecting the same dog rose hosts.
Phylogenetic analyses of the D1/D2 region of the LSU rDNA suggest that P. mucronatum shares a common ancestor with other rose rusts, whereas P. tuberculatum is quite distinct, and must have undergone a host shift to Rosa spp.
Paleontological and developmental evidence resolve the homology and dual embryonic origin of a mammalian skull bone, the interparietal
The homologies of mammalian skull elements are now fairly well established, except for the controversial interparietal bone. A previous experimental study reported an intriguing mixed origin of the
Morphology of the Nasal Capsule of Primates—With Special Reference to Daubentonia and Homo
It can be demonstrated that the evolutionary reductions within the primate nasal capsule mainly affect those structures associated with olfaction, whereas cartilages that are important for the biomechanics of the facial skull of the fetus persist.