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Usefulness of DNA barcoding in ecotoxicological investigations: resolving taxonomic uncertainties using Eisenia as an example
Standard test species may differ in their response to toxicants. Accurate identification of test organisms is therefore of critical importance in correctly interpreting data generated from laboratory assays. This is not ...
Genetic differentiation in Oxalis (Oxalidaceae): a tale of rarity and abundance in the Cape Floristic Region.
Oxalis L. is the largest and most diverse genus in the family Oxalidaceae. Within southern Africa, Oxalis is represented by ca. 270 taxa, the majority occurring in the Cape Region. Although many of the species are widespread, ...
Genetic testing of dung identification for antelope surveys in the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania.
Dung counts are frequently employed to infer abundance of antelope species in African forests, but the accuracy of dung identification has rarely been tested. We used non-invasive genetic methods to test the accuracy ...
Physiological tolerances account for range limits and abundance structure in an invasive slug.
(The Royal Society, 2009)
Despite the importance of understanding the mechanisms underlying range limits and abundance structure, few studies have sought to do so. Here we use a terrestrial slug species, Deroceras panormitanum, that has invaded ...
Directional evolution of the slope of the metabolic rate-temperature relationship is correlated with climate.
(University of Chicago, 2009)
The evolution of metabolic rate–temperature (MR-T) reaction norms is of fundamental importance to physiological ecology. Metabolic cold adaptation (MCA) predicts that populations or species from cooler environments will ...