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Citizen Science Reveals Unexpected Continental-Scale Evolutionary Change in a Model Organism
This work tested for evolutionary changes in shell albedo that might have been driven by the warming of the climate in Europe over the last half century by compiling an historical dataset for 6,515 native populations of C. nemoralis and comparing this with new data on nearly 3,000 populations. Expand
Establishment of Biomphalaria tenagophila Snails in Europe
Spreading of the blood-fluke snails to schistosome-free areas may enable the parasite to colonize new habitats concurrently, expanding the potential area of clinicalschistosomiasis. Expand
Conservation Prioritization Based on Distribution of Land Snails in Hungary
:  The preservation of biodiversity requires high-quality data and efficient methods for prioritizing species and sites for conservation. We examined the distribution data of 121 Hungarian land snailExpand
A Comparative Study of Two Corbicula Morphs (Bivalvia, Corbiculidae) Inhabiting River Danube
Morphometric analysis confirmed the existence of two distinguishable morphs, and it is probably correct to treat the two morphs as distinct taxa, but as long as the African and western Asian parts of the genus’ range are poorly studied, taxonomic position of morph-2 remains unclear. Expand
An attempt to reveal the systematic relationship between Theodoxus prevostianus (C. Pfeiffer, 1828) and Theodoxus danubialis (C. Pfeiffer, 1828) (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Neritidae)
This study sets up an evolutionary scenario which explains the polyphyletic COI gene tree, and reconcilable with the biogeographical history of the species group, and proposes a common ancestor of the two taxa, T. danubialis. Expand
New data on the phylogeny of Ariantinae (Pulmonata, Helicidae) and the systematic position of Cylindrus obtusus based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA marker sequences
The results provide strong support for the sister-group relationship between Cylindrus and Arianta confirming previous studies and imply that the split between the two genera is quite old, as well as revealing a phylogeographical pattern of Ariantinae with a well-supported clade comprising the Balkan taxa. Expand
An examination of the main characteristics of the pollen seasons in Budapest, Hungary (1991–1996)
Of the allergenic taxa, Ambrosia, Poaceae, Quercus, Betula, Fraxinus and Platanus emitted the largest amounts of pollen during the period examined and pre‐seasonal temperature had the greatest influence on the start of the season. Expand
Revision of the genus Pseudopomatias and its relatives (Gastropoda: Cyclophoroidea: Pupinidae).
Anatomical information of P. eos and DNA sequence data of two Pseudopomatias species indicate that the genus is a member of the family Pupinidae, and the other pre-existing hypothesis, namely that Pseudocephalus is a members of the Cochlostomatidae, is not supported by the results. Expand
Brooding in Corbicula madagascariensis (Bivalvia, Corbiculidae) and the repeated evolution of viviparity in corbiculids
Evidence for prolonged incubation interpreted as being indicative of euviviparous reproduction in C. madagascariensis Smith, 1882 is presented and suggests — in combination with a mtDNA phylogeny — a more complicated pattern of the evolution of reproductive modes in corbiculids than previously assumed. Expand
Molecular phylogeny of the land snail genus Alopia (Gastropoda: Clausiliidae) reveals multiple inversions of chirality
A molecular phylogenetic study using mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene sequences revealed multiple independent inversions in the evolutionary history of Alopia and a close genetic relationship between members of the enantiomorph pairs. Expand