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Article Reference Punaises et Cicadelles du jardin Botanique de l'Université de Strasbourg (Hemiptera Heteroptera et Auchenorhyncha)
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Article Reference The synonymy of Haplochromis pharyngalis and Haplochromis petronius (Cichlidae)
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2020
Article Reference Revalidation of Enteromius alberti and presence of Enteromius cf. mimus (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) in the Lake Edward system, East Africa
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2020
Article Reference List of Cicadomorpha Taxa described by Rauno E. Linnavuori (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha)
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Article Reference Update on the poorly known praying mantis Tamolanica leopoldi (Werner, 1923) with the description of the previously unknown male
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2019
Article Reference Description of Monstrotyphis takashigei n. sp. (Muricidae: Typhinae) from Akino-hama, Izu-Oshima, Izu Islands, Japan
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2016
Article Reference Cinque nuove specie di Pericalina Hope, 1838 della Regione Afrotropicale (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Lebiini)
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Inproceedings Reference DNA barcoding echinoderms of the East Coast of South Africa
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2017
Inproceedings Reference DNA barcoding halictine bee species from Europe and Africa
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Article Reference Highly polymorphic mitochondrial DNA and deceiving haplotypic differentiation: implications for assessing population genetic differentiation and connectivity
Background Hyperdiverse mtDNA with more than 5% of variable synonymous nucleotide sites can lead to erroneous interpretations of population genetic differentiation patterns and parameters (φST, DEST). We illustrate this by using hyperdiverse mtDNA markers to infer population genetic differentiation and connectivity in Melarhaphe neritoides, a NE Atlantic (NEA) gastropod with a high dispersal potential. We also provide a recent literature example of how mtDNA hyperdiversity may have misguided the interpretation of genetic connectivity in the crab Opecarcinus hypostegus. Results mtDNA variation surveyed throughout the NEA showed that nearly all M. neritoides specimens had haplotypes private to populations, suggesting at first glance a lack of gene flow and thus a strong population genetic differentiation. Yet, the bush-like haplotype network, though visually misleading, showed no signs of phylogeographic or other haplotype structuring. Coalescent-based gene flow estimates were high throughout the NEA, irrespective of whether or not mtDNA hyperdiversity was reduced by removing hypervariable sites. Conclusions Melarhaphe neritoides seems to be panmictic over the entire NEA, which is consistent with its long-lived pelagic larval stage. With hyperdiverse mtDNA, the apparent lack of shared haplotypes among populations does not necessarily reflect a lack of gene flow and/or population genetic differentiation by fixation of alternative haplotypes (DEST ≈ 1 does not a fortiori imply φST ≈ 1), but may be due to (1) a too low sampling effort to detect shared haplotypes and/or (2) a very high mutation rate that may conceal the signal of gene flow. Hyperdiverse mtDNA can be used to assess connectivity by coalescent-based methods. Yet, the combined use of φST and DEST can provide a reasonable inference of connectivity patterns from hyperdiverse mtDNA, too.
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2019