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- Vizcaíno, Antón, et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Experimental & applied acarology 2018 v.76 no.1 pp. 81-97
- DNA; DNA barcoding; Passeriformes; acarology; adults; birds; feather mites; females; genes; high-throughput nucleotide sequencing; males; nucleic acid annealing; polymerase chain reaction; probability
- ... Feather mites are among the most common and diverse ectosymbionts of birds, yet basic questions such as the nature of their relationship remain largely unanswered. One reason for feather mites being understudied is that their morphological identification is often virtually impossible when using female or young individuals. Even for adult male specimens this task is tedious and requires advanced ta ...
- Vizcaíno, Antón, et al. Show all 14 Authors
- Applied soil ecology 2016 v.104 pp. 3-11
- DNA barcoding; Eisenia andrei; Eisenia fetida; cryptic species; earthworms; ecotoxicology; genes; haplotypes; mitochondrial DNA; standard operating procedures; Belgium; Canada; Germany; Spain
- ... Plenty of evidence indicates that the earthworms Eisenia fetida (Savigny, 1826) and Eisenia andreiBouché, 1972 (Lumbricidae) can be distinguished by morphological, physiological and molecular traits. However, the morphological differences alone do not allow to correctly identify these taxa. This may be a serious problem for the reliability of the standard ecotoxicological tests for which these wor ...