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    • Abundance, distribution and diversity of gelatinous predators along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge: A comparison of different sampling methodologies 

      Hosia, Aino; Falkenhaug, Tone; Baxter, Emily J.; Pages, Fransesc (PLOS, 2017-11-02)
      The diversity and distribution of gelatinous zooplankton were investigated along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR) from June to August 2004.Here, we present results from macrozooplankton trawl sampling, as well as ...
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    • Amphipod family distributions around Iceland 

      Brix, Saskia; Lörz, Anne-Nina; Jazdzewska, Anna M.; Hughes, Lauren E.; Tandberg, Anne Helene S.; Pabis, Krzysztof; Stransky, Bente; Krapp-Schickel, Traudl; Sorbe, Jean-Claude; Hendrycks, Ed; Vader, Wim; Frutos, Inmaculada; Horton, Tammy; Jazdzewski, Krzysztof; Peart, Rachael; Beermann, Jan; Coleman, Charles Oliver; Buhl-Mortensen, Lene; Corbari, Laure; Havermans, Charlotte; Tato, Ramiro; Campean, Anali Jimenez (Pensoft, 2018-01-23)
      Amphipod crustaceans were collected at all 55 stations sampled with an epibenthic sledge during two IceAGE expeditions (Icelandic marine Animals: Genetics and Ecology) in 2011 and 2013. In total, 34 amphipod families and ...
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    • Ancestral role of Pax2/5/8 in molluscan brain and multimodal sensory system development 

      Wollesen, Tim; Rodríguez Monje, Sonia V; Todt, Christiane; Degnan, Bernard M; Wanninger, Andreas (BioMed Central, 2015-10-28)
      Background Mollusks represent the largest lophotrochozoan phylum and exhibit highly diverse body plans. Previous studies have demonstrated that transcription factors such as Pax genes play important roles during their ...
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    • Ancient diversity of afrotropical Microborus: three endemic species - not one widespread 

      Jordal, Bjarte Henry (Pensoft, 2017)
      The primarily Neotropical genus Microborus Blandford is represented with three species in Africa and Madagascar. The previously recorded species from this region, M. boops Blandford, is a Neotropical species restricted to ...
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    • Aplacophoran mollusks evolved from ancestors with polyplacophoran-like features 

      Scherholz, Maik; Redl, Emanuel; Wollesen, Tim; Todt, Christiane; Wanninger, Andreas (Elsevier, 2013-11-04)
      Mollusca is an animal phylum with vast morphological diversity and includes worm-shaped aplacophorans, snails, bivalves, and the complex cephalopods [1]. The interrelationships of these class-level taxa are still contentious ...
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    • An approach to determining anthocyanin synthesis enzyme gene expression in an evolutionary context: an example from Erica plukenetii 

      Le Maitre, Nicholas C.; Pirie, Michael David; Bellstedt, Dirk U. (Oxford University Press, 2019)
      Background and Aims: Floral colour in angiosperms can be controlled by variations in the expression of the genes of the anthocyanin pathway. Floral colour shifts influence pollinator specificity. Multiple shifts in floral ...
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    • Bergens Museums Aarsberetning for 1886 

      Grieg, James A.; Nansen, Fridtjof; Brunchorst, J. (Bergen museum, 1887)
    • Biatora alnetorum (Ramalinaceae, Lecanorales), a new lichen species from western North America 

      Ekman, Stefan; Tønsberg, Tor (Pensoft Publishers, 2019-03-05)
      Biatora alnetorum S. Ekman & Tønsberg, a lichenised ascomycete in the family Ramalinaceae (Lecanorales, Lecanoromycetes), is described as new to science. It is distinct from other species of Biatora in the combination of ...
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    • Biodiversity, ecology, and behavior of the recently discovered insect order Mantophasmatodea 

      Roth, Steffen; Molina, Jorge; Predel, Reinhard (BioMed Central, 2014-10-10)
      The spectacular discovery of the new insect order Mantophasmatodea in 2002 was immediately followed by detailed studies on morphology and scattered information on different aspects of its behavior and general biology. A ...
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    • Biogeography of jellyfish in the North Atlantic, by traditional and genomic methods 

      Licandro, P; Blackett, M; Fischer, A; Hosia, Aino; Kennedy, J; Kirby, RR; Raab, R; Stern, R; Tranter, P (Copernicus Publications, 2015-07-15)
      Scientific debate on whether or not the recent increase in reports of jellyfish outbreaks represents a true rise in their abundance has outlined a lack of reliable records of Cnidaria and Ctenophora. Here we describe ...
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    • Birds in medieval Norway 

      Walker, Samuel James; Hufthammer, Anne Karin; Meijer, Hanneke (Ubiquity Press, 2019)
      Whilst modern avian distributions in Scandinavia are well studied, how past events and processes have shaped modern bird communities in the region remains poorly known. This is mainly due to the fact that work on post-glacial ...
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    • The black-legged kittiwake preen gland—an overlooked organ for depuration of fat-soluble contaminants? 

      Solheim, Silje Aakre; Sagerup, Kjetil; Huber, Sandra; Byrkjedal, Ingvar; Gabrielsen, Geir Wing (Co-Action Publishing, 2016-08-18)
      Most birds preen their feathers with an oily excrete from the uropygial (preen) gland. This oily excrete contains persistent organic pollutants (POPs), which make the preen gland a potential route of depuration of POPs in ...
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    • Blind flight? A new troglobiotic orthoclad (Diptera, Chironomidae) from the Lukina Jama - Trojama Cave in Croatia 

      Andersen, Trond; Baranov, Viktor; Hagenlund, Linn Katrine; Ivković, Marija; Kvifte, Gunnar Mikalsen; Pavlek, Martina (PLOS, 2016-04-27)
      The genus Troglocladius Andersen, Baranov et Hagenlund, gen. n. is erected based on T. hajdi Andersen, Baranov et Hagenlund, sp. n. collected at 980 m depth in the Lukina jama—Trojama cave system in Croatia. Morphological ...
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    • The bubble snails (Gastropoda, Heterobranchia) of Mozambique: an overlooked biodiversity hotspot 

      Tibiriça, Yara; Malaquias, Manuel Antonio E. (Springer, 2016)
      This first account, dedicated to the shallow water marine heterobranch gastropods of Mozambique is presented with a focus on the clades Acteonoidea and Cephalaspidea. Specimens were obtained as a result of sporadic sampling ...
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    • Bulk de novo mitogenome assembly from pooled total DNA elucidates the phylogeny of weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) 

      Gillett, Conrad P.D.T.; Crampton-Platt, Alex; Timmermans, Martin J.T.N.; Jordal, Bjarte Henry; Emerson, Brent C.; Vogler, Alfried P. (Oxford University Press, 2014)
      Complete mitochondrial genomes have been shown to be reliable markers for phylogeny reconstruction among diverse animal groups. However, the relative difficulty and high cost associated with obtaining de novo full mitogenomes ...
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    • Characterization of bone surface modifications on an Early to Middle Pleistocene bird assemblage from Mata Menge (Flores, Indonesia) using multifocus and confocal microscopy 

      Meijer, Hanneke; d'Errico, Francesco; Queffelec, Alain; Kurniawan, Iwan; Setiabudi, Erick; Sutisna, Indra; Brumm, Adam; Van Den Bergh, Gerrit D. (Elsevier, 2019-09-01)
      Island Southeast Asia (ISEA) is a key region for the study of human evolution. New fossil and archaeological evidence, from several islands, suggests an Early to Middle Pleistocene colonisation date by hominins. A taphonomic ...
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    • Classification of Weevils as a data-driven science: leaving opinion behind 

      Jordal, Bjarte Henry; Smith, Sarah M.; Cognato, Anthony I. (Pensoft, 2014-09-08)
      Data and explicit taxonomic ranking criteria, which minimize taxonomic change, provide a scientific approach to modern taxonomy and classification. However, traditional practices of opinion-based taxonomy (i.e., mid-20th ...
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    • Coincident mass occurrence of gelatinous zooplankton in Northern Norway 

      Knutsen, Tor; Hosia, Aino; Falkenhaug, Tone; Skern-Mauritzen, Rasmus; Wiebe, Peter H.; Larsen, Roger B.; Aglen, Asgeir; Berg, Erik (Frontiers Media, 2018-05-23)
      In autumn 2015, several sources reported observations of large amounts of gelatinous material in a large north Norwegian fjord system, either caught when trawling for other organisms or fouling fishing gear. The responsible ...
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    • The complete mitochondrial genome of Scutopus ventrolineatus (Mollusca: Chaetodermomorpha) supports the Aculifera hypothesis 

      Osca, David; Irisarri, Iker; Todt, Christiane; Grande, Cristina; Zardoya, Rafael (BioMed Central, 2014-09-25)
      Background: With more than 100000 living species, mollusks are the second most diverse metazoan phylum. The current taxonomic classification of mollusks recognizes eight classes (Neomeniomorpha, Chaetodermomorpha, ...
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    • Considerations and consequences of allowing DNA sequence data as types of fungal taxa 

      Zamora, Juan Carlos; Svensson, Måns; Kirschner, Roland; Olariaga, Ibai; Ryman, Svengunnar; Parra, Luis Alberto; Geml, József; Rosling, Anna; Adamčík, Slavomír; Ahti, Teuvo; Aime, M. Catherine; Ainsworth, Martyn; Albert, László; Alberto, Altés Garcia; Albertó, Edgardo; Aronsen, Arne; Arup, Ulf; Asgari, Didier; Assyov, Boris; Atienza, Violeta; Bandini, Ditte; Baptista-Ferreira, João Luís; Baral, Hans-Otto; Bendiksby, Mika; Bendiksen, Egil; Bendiksen, Katriina; Brandrud, Tor Erik; Frisch, Andreas; Gulden, Gro; Høiland, Klaus; Holien, Håkon; Jørgensen, Per Magnus; Larsson, Karl-Henrik; Mathiassen, Geir Harald; Ronikier, Anna; Salcedo, Isabel; Schulz, Barbara; Schumacher, Trond; Senn-Irlet, Beatrice; Spribille, Toby; Taskin, Hatira; Timdal, Einar; Tønsberg, Tor; Vellinga, Else C; Vizzini, Alfredo; Vetlesen, Per; Voglmayr, Hermann; Wedin, Mats; Weholt, Øyvind; Westberg, Martin (The International Mycological Association, 2018-06)
      Nomenclatural type definitions are one of the most important concepts in biological nomenclature. Being physical objects that can be re-studied by other researchers, types permanently link taxonomy (an artificial agreement ...
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