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Development time and size-related traits in the oriental blowfly, Chrysomya megacephala along a latitudinal gradient from China
Latitudinal pattern in body size in a cockroach, Eupolyphaga sinensis
Investigating the geographic variation in body size of the Chinese cockroach, Eupolyphaga sinensis Walker, found that the body size varied considerably with latitude: cockroaches were larger at low and high latitudes, but smaller at intermediate latitudes.
Roridomyces phyllostachydis (Agaricales, Mycenaceae), a new bioluminescent fungus from Northeast India
An interesting bioluminescent fungus growing on dead bamboo stems was collected from bamboo forests in the East Khasi and West Jayantia Hills Districts of Meghalaya, Northeast India and showed that it belongs to the genus Roridomyces, which is a new species to science and the first report of the genus in India.
Variation in sexual size dimorphism among populations: testing the differential‐plasticity hypothesis
It was found that females were larger than males at all temperatures and the degree of this dimorphism was largest at the highest temperature (31 °C) and smallest at the lowest temperature (22‰°C).
Structure of Bacterial Communities in Phosphorus-Enriched Rhizosphere Soils
The aim of this work was to investigate the composition and diversity of bacterial communities found in rhizosphere soils associated with the following three dominant plant species: Erianthus rufipilus, Coriaria nepalensis, and Pinus yunnanensis and compare them with those derived from bulk soils and grassland plots in PES from the Dianchi Lake basin of southwestern China.
Sexual size dimorphism decreases with temperature in a blowfly, Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius) (Diptera: Calliphoridae)
There is wide intra‐specific variation in sexual size dimorphism, and environmental variables could affect males and females differently, causing variation in SSD.
Development Time and Body Size in Eupolyphaga sinensis Along a Latitudinal Gradient From China
Overall, changes in development time, body size, and preadult survivorship in E. sinensis can all be regarded as adaptations to changing thermal regimes, indicating that developmental temperatures have strong impacts on growth and life history traits of the cockroach.
Latitudinal variation of morphological characteristics in the swallowtail Sericinus montelus Gray, 1798 (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae)
The results showed that body size and the development of dark pigmentation on wings in this species responded strongly to latitude, and it was suggested that the observed colour variation was most likely associated with thermoregulation.
A new species of Panaeolus (Agaricales, Basidiomycota) from Yunnan, Southwest China
A new Panaeolus species was collected on a lawn at the Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Southwest China and subjected to morphological and molecular analyses, and an updated phylogenetic tree to show the placement of the new species is provided.
Biological Characteristics and Environmental Adaptation of Four Phenotypes of Propylea japonica (Thunberg) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
The results demonstrated that the most abundant phenotype, ancora, had some advantages in terms of body width and voracity, while the less dominant phenotypes (feliciae and tessellata) were, respectively, less voracious and of smaller size.