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Background. Anchors are one of the important attachment appendages for monogenean parasites. Common descent and evolutionary processes have left their mark on anchor morphometry, in the form of patterns of shape and size variation useful for systematic and evolutionary...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1668
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Globally, mature forests appear to be increasing in biomass density (BD). There is disagreement whether these increases are the result of increases in atmospheric CO2 concentrations or a legacy effect of previous land-use. Recently, it was suggested that a threshold...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1595
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Philodendron is the second most diverse genus of the Araceae, a tropical monocot family with significant morphological diversity along its wide geographic distribution in the Neotropics. Although evolutionary studies of Philodendron were conducted in recent years,...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1708v1
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Estimating and comparing microbial diversity are statistically challenging due to limited sampling and possible sequencing errors for low-frequency counts, producing spurious singletons. The inflated singleton count seriously affects statistical analysis and inferences...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1634
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The rapidly changing climate makes humans realize that there is a critical need to incorporate climate change adaptation into conservation planning. Whether the wintering habitats of Great Bustards (Otis tarda dybowskii), a globally endangered migratory subspecies...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1630
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Here we provide evidence to support an extension of the recognized distributional range of the Mountain Elaenia (Elaenia frantzii) to include southern Mexico. We collected two specimens in breeding condition in northwestern Sierra Norte de Chiapas, Mexico. Morphologic...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Genetics","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1598
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Due to both deliberate and accidental introductions, invasive African Clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis) populations have become established worldwide. In this study, we investigate the geographic origins of invasive X. laevis populations in France and Portugal using...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1659
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Invasive plants colonize new environments, become pests and cause biodiversity loss, economic loss and health damage. Senecio vulgaris (Common groundsel, Asteraceae), a cosmopolitan weed wildly distributes in the temperate area, is reported with large populations...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1691v1
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Species that transform habitats or create new ones are known as Ecosystem Engineers. It has been posited that ecosystem engineers benefit other species by ameliorating conditions at the stressful end of environmental gradients, but that this beneficial impact diminishes...

["Biodiversity","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1692v1
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Scaling laws underpin unifying theories of biodiversity and are among the most predictively powerful relationships in biology. However, scaling laws developed for plants and animals often go untested or fail to hold for microorganisms. As a result, it is unclear...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1451v2
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Bacteria are essential for many ecosystem services but our understanding of factors controlling their functioning is incomplete. While biodiversity has been identified as an important driver of ecosystem processes in macrobiotic communities, we know much less about...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1688v1
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The present study aimed to investigate phylogeographical patterns present within A. halleri in Central Europe. 1,281 accessions sampled from 52 populations within the investigated area were used in the study of genetic variation based on chloroplast DNA. Over 500...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1645
70 downloads
330 views

Eight years ago (2007), the distribution and status of Acropora palmata was quantified throughout Los Roques archipelago in Venezuela. The aim was to produce a baseline study for this species which combined population genetics with demographic data. The results...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1539
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Many studies predict that climate change will cause species movement and turnover, but few studies have considered the effect of climate change on range fragmentation for current species and/or populations. We used MaxEnt to predict suitable habitat, fragmentation...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1681v1
53 downloads
246 views

Monogenea is one of the most species-rich groups of parasitic flatworms worldwide, with many species described only recently, which is particularly true for African monogeneans. For example, Cichlidogyrus, a genus mostly occurring on African cichlids, comprises...

["Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1629

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