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Ligia isopods are conspicuous inhabitants of rocky intertidal habitats exhibiting several biological traits that severely limit their dispersal potential. Their presence in patchy habitats and low vagility may lead to long term isolation, allopatric isolation and...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3156v1
292 downloads
996 views

The outstanding biodiversity found in the American tropics (the Neotropics) has attracted the attention of naturalists for centuries. Despite major advances in the generation of biodiversity data, many questions remain to be answered. In this review, we first summarize...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3074v1
38 downloads
176 views

Hermaphroditic plants experience inbreeding through both self-fertilization and bi-parental inbreeding. Therefore, many plant species have evolved either heteromorphic (morphology-based) or homomorphic (molecular-based) self-incompatibility (SI) systems. These...

["Biogeography","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3042v1
60 downloads
131 views

The invasion of the western Atlantic Ocean by the Indo-Pacific red lionfish (Pterois volitans) has had devastating consequences for marine ecosystems. Estimating the number of colonizing lionfish can be useful in identifying the introduction pathway and can inform...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3033v1
41 downloads
180 views

The Early to Late Oligocene Propalaeocastor is the earliest known beaver genus from Eurasia. Although many species of this genus have been described, these species are defined based on very fragmentary specimens. Propalaeocastor irtyshensis from the Early Oligocene...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2926v1
93 downloads
214 views

Based on sequence data from the nuclear ITS and four cpDNA regions (matK, trnH-psbA, trnL-trnF, rbcL), phylogeny of the tribe Thermopsideae was inferred. Our analyses supported this tribe being merged into a monophyletic Sophoreae in a broad sense, with exclusion...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2757v1
74 downloads
263 views

Background. The Balkans are a major biodiversity and endemism hotspot, worldwide. Among the freshwater biota, amphipods are known for their high cryptic diversity. However, little is known about the temporal and paleogeographic aspects of their evolutionary history....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2741v1
84 downloads
181 views

Background. Australian scorpions have received far less attention from researchers than their overseas counterparts. Here we provide the first insight into the molecular variation and evolutionary history of the endemic Australian scorpion Urodacus yaschenkoi....

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2541v1
257 downloads
450 views

Reconstructing the timescale of the Tree of Life is one of the principal aims of evolutionary biology. This has been greatly aided by the development of the molecular clock, which enables evolutionary timescales to be estimated from genetic data. In recent years,...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2403v1
194 downloads
707 views

Population outbreaks of the corallivorous crown-of-thorns seastar (COTS), Acanthaster ‘planci’ L., are among the most important biological disturbances of tropical coral reefs. Over the past 50 years, several devastating outbreaks have been documented around Guam,...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1167v3
154 downloads
257 views

The subfamily Lamioideae (Lamiaceae) comprises ten tribes, of which only Stachydeae and Synandreae include New World members. Previous studies have investigated the phylogenetic relationships among the members of Synandreae based on plastid and nuclear ribosomal...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1725v1
152 downloads
308 views

Nucleotide sequences from the plastome are currently the main source for assessing taxonomic and phylogenetic relationships in flowering plants and their historical biogeography at all hierarchical levels. One exception is the large and economically important genus...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1615v1
393 downloads
586 views

The molecular phylogeny of the Atlanto-Mediterranean species of the genus Felimare, particularly those attributed to the species F. picta, was inferred using two mitochondrial markers (16S and COI). A recent revision of the Chromodorididae clarified the taxonomic...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1420v1
162 downloads
229 views

Geographical patterns in body size have been described across a wide range of species, leading to the development of a series of fundamental biological rules. However, shape variables are less well-described despite having substantial consequences for organismal...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.998v1
194 downloads
629 views

Triassic vertebrate tracks are known from the beginning of the 19th century and have a worldwide distribution. Several Triassic track ichnoassemblages and ichnotaxa have a restricted stratigraphic range and are useful in biochronology and biostratigraphy. The record...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.933v1
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