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Evolution of transposable elements across eukaryotic diversity.

Mob DNA 2019 21;10:12. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE UK.

Background: -like elements (MULEs) are a significant superfamily of DNA transposons on account of their: (i) great transpositional activity and propensity for insertion in or near gene sequences, (ii) their consequent high mutagenic capacity, and, (iii) their tendency to acquire host gene fragments. Consequently, MULEs are important genetic tools and represent a key study system for research into host-transposon interactions. Yet, while several studies have focused on the impacts of MULEs on crop and fungus genomes, their evolution remains poorly explored. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13100-019-0153-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6446971PMC
March 2019
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Going Deeper into High and Low Phylogenetic Relationships of Protura.

Genes (Basel) 2019 Apr 10;10(4). Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Key Laboratory of Insect Developmental and Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200032, China.

Proturans are small, wingless, soil-dwelling arthropods, generally associated with the early diversification of Hexapoda. Their bizarre morphology, together with conflicting results of molecular studies, has nevertheless made their classification ambiguous. Furthermore, their limited dispersal capability (due to the primarily absence of wings) and their euedaphic lifestyle have greatly complicated species-level identification. Read More

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April 2019
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Abiotic factors and population dynamic of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in an endemic area of dengue in Brazil.

Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 2019 4;61:e18. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Doenças Infecciosas e Parasitárias, Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are exotic species in the Americas with high epidemiological relevance as they are vectors of many pathogens. This study aimed at understanding the population dynamics of A. aegypti and A. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1678-9946201961018DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6453418PMC

Mosquito biodiversity and mosquito-borne viruses in the United Arab Emirates.

Parasit Vectors 2019 Apr 3;12(1):153. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Viral Zoonoses, Emerging and Vector-borne Infections Group, Institute of Virology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

Background: In the last 50 years, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has experienced rapid population growth and urbanization. Urbanization is known to influence biodiversity, and there appears to be a link between the emergence of arboviruses and urban growth. Very little is known about the UAE mosquito species richness and dominant vectors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3417-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6448230PMC
April 2019
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The composition and abundance of bacterial communities residing in the gut of Glossina palpalis palpalis captured in two sites of southern Cameroon.

Parasit Vectors 2019 Apr 2;12(1):151. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

INTERTRYP, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France.

Background: A number of reports have demonstrated the role of insect bacterial flora on their host's physiology and metabolism. The tsetse host and vector of trypanosomes responsible for human sleeping sickness (human African trypanosomiasis, HAT) and nagana in animals (African animal trypanosomiasis, AAT) carry bacteria that influence its diet and immune processes. However, the mechanisms involved in these processes remain poorly documented. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3402-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6444424PMC
April 2019
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Effect of overwintering on survival and vector competence of the West Nile virus vector Culex pipiens.

Parasit Vectors 2019 Mar 27;12(1):147. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University & Research, PO Box 16, 6700 AA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Background: West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne virus that is mainly transmitted among birds by Culex pipiens mosquitoes. The species Cx. pipiens consists of two biotypes named pipiens and molestus, which together can form hybrids. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3400-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6437999PMC
March 2019
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Imported Hyalomma ticks in Germany in 2018.

Parasit Vectors 2019 Mar 26;12(1):134. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, Neuherbergstrasse 11, 80937, Munich, Germany.

Background: Hyalomma marginatum and Hyalomma rufipes are two-host tick species, which are mainly distributed in southern Europe, Africa and middle-eastern Asia. They are well-known vectors of Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus and other viruses as well as Rickettsia aeschlimannii. In recent years, these tick species have been found sporadically in Germany, but they do not belong to the autochthonous tick fauna in Germany. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3380-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6434826PMC

Home sweet home: sand flies find a refuge in remote indigenous villages in north-eastern Brazil, where leishmaniasis is endemic.

Parasit Vectors 2019 Mar 26;12(1):118. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Department of Immunology, Aggeu Magalhães Institute, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Recife, Brazil.

Background: From 2012 to 2013, an outbreak of cutaneous leishmaniasis by Leishmania braziliensis was detected in indigenous villages located in a remote rural area of Pernambuco state, north-eastern Brazil. Considering that the principal activities of this indigenous community are farming and crop plantation, and also that the outbreak involved many children, we investigated the presence of sand fly vectors inside human houses and also the exposure of dogs to leishmanial parasites. Our general objective was to gather epidemiological data that could indicate the occurrence of a peri-domestic/domestic transmission cycle of L. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3383-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6434633PMC
March 2019
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Long-term trends of tick-borne pathogens in regard to small mammal and tick populations from Saxony, Germany.

Parasit Vectors 2019 Mar 26;12(1):131. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Institute of Animal Hygiene and Veterinary Public Health, University of Leipzig, An den Tierkliniken 1, 04103, Leipzig, Germany.

Background: Rodents are important in the life-cycle of ticks as hosts for immature developmental stages. Both rodents and ticks are of public health interest as they are reservoirs and vectors for different tick-borne pathogens (TBP). The aim of this study was to reassess the prevalence of TBP in previously studied areas of the city of Leipzig (Saxony, Germany). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3382-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6434846PMC
March 2019
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Detection of Rickettsia spp. in Rhipicephalus sanguineus (sensu lato) collected from free-roaming dogs in Coahuila state, northern Mexico.

Parasit Vectors 2019 Mar 26;12(1):130. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

UMR BIPAR, INRA, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, ANSES, Université Paris-Est, 94700, Maisons-Alfort, France.

Background: The aim of this study was to detect and molecularly identify Rickettsia spp. in Rhipicephalus sanguineus (sensu lato) collected from free-roaming dogs in 30 communities from five municipalities in the south of Coahuila State, northern Mexico, where Rocky Mountain spotted fever is endemic.

Methods: In total, 60 dogs from each municipality were examined for engorged ticks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3377-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6434777PMC
March 2019
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Climate change models predict southerly shift of the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) distribution in Australia.

Parasit Vectors 2019 Mar 22;12(1):137. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Sydney School of Veterinary Science, Faculty of Science, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, 2006, Australia.

Background: Bioclimatic variables play an integral part in the life-cycle of Ctenocephalides felis, the most common flea found on companion animals. It is essential that we understand the effects of climate on C. felis distribution as fleas are a major veterinary and public health concern. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3399-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6431004PMC

Culicoides Latreille in the sun: faunistic inventory of Culicoides species (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in Mayotte (Comoros Archipelago, Indian Ocean).

Parasit Vectors 2019 Mar 22;12(1):135. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

ASTRE, Univ Montpellier, Cirad, INRA, Montpellier, France.

Background: The south-west insular territories of the Indian Ocean have recently received attention concerning the diversity of arthropods of medical or veterinary interest. While a recent study highlighted the circulation of Culicoides-borne viruses, namely bluetongue and epizootic hemorrhagic disease, with clinical cases in Mayotte (comprising two islands, Petite-Terre and Grand-Terre), Comoros Archipelago, no data have been published concerning the species diversity of Culicoides present on the two islands.

Results: A total of 194,734 biting midges were collected in 18 sites, covering two collection sessions (April and June) in Mayotte. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3379-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6431056PMC

Female genitalia can evolve more rapidly and divergently than male genitalia.

Nat Commun 2019 03 21;10(1):1312. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Department of Zoology/Ethology, Stockholm University, Svante Arrhenius väg 18B, SE-10691, Stockholm, Sweden.

Male genitalia exhibit patterns of divergent evolution driven by sexual selection. In contrast, for many taxonomic groups, female genitalia are relatively uniform and their patterns of evolution remain largely unexplored. Here we quantify variation in the shape of female genitalia across onthophagine dung beetles, and use new comparative methods to contrast their rates of divergence with those of male genitalia. Read More

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http://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-09353-0
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-09353-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6428859PMC
March 2019
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A detailed review of the mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) of Iran and their medical and veterinary importance.

Acta Trop 2019 Mar 18;194:106-122. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London, UK.

Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) are the most significant arthropods of medical importance because of the burden of diseases, such as malaria, encephalitis and filariasis, which are caused by pathogens and parasites they transmit to humans. In 2007, the most recently published checklist of Iranian mosquitoes included 64 species representing seven genera. Public databases were searched to the end of August 2018 for publications concerning the diseases in Iran caused by mosquito-borne pathogens. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2019.03.019DOI Listing
March 2019
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First report of Panstrongylus lignarius (Walker, 1873) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) in the State of Acre, Brazil.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 Mar 18;52:e20180307. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Programa de Pós-Graduação Stricto Sensu em Ciência da Saúde na Amazônia Ocidental, Universidade Federal do Acre, Rio Branco, AC, Brasil.

Introduction: This communication reports the first occurrence of Panstrongylus lignarius in the State of Acre, Brazil.

Methods: A specimen of P. lignarius was collected from a residence in a rural area of the municipality of Rio Branco, Acre, Western Amazon. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0307-2018DOI Listing
March 2019
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Morphometric variation in pink shrimp populations at Rio de Janeiro coast (SE Brazil): are they really similar in closer areas?

An Acad Bras Cienc 2019 Mar 18;91(2):e20180252. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Zoologia do Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (PPGZoo/MN-UFRJ), Departamento de Biologia Marinha, Instituto de Biologia, Av. Pau-Brasil, 211, Prédio do CCS - Bloco A, Ilha do Fundão, 21949-900 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

Farfantepenaeus brasiliensis and F. paulensis are the most exploited shrimps of SE-S Brazilian coast. Our aim was to verify if adjacent nursery areas with different environmental condition (Sepetiba and Guanabara bays, SE Brazil) influence on shrimp populations (eg, CPUE) and body shapes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0001-3765201920180252DOI Listing
March 2019
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Status and trends of terrestrial arthropod abundance and diversity in the North Atlantic region of the Arctic.

Ambio 2019 Mar 16. Epub 2019 Mar 16.

Arctic Research Centre, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 114, bldg. 1540, 8000, Aarhus C, Denmark.

The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP) provides an opportunity to improve our knowledge of Arctic arthropod diversity, but initial baseline studies are required to summarise the status and trends of planned target groups of species known as Focal Ecosystem Components (FECs). We begin this process by collating available data for a relatively well-studied region in the Arctic, the North Atlantic region, summarising the diversity of key terrestrial arthropod FECs, and compiling trends for some representative species. We found the FEC classification system to be challenging to implement, but identified some key groups to target in the initial phases of the programme. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13280-019-01162-5DOI Listing
March 2019
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Life habits and evolutionary biology of new two-winged long-proboscid scorpionflies from mid-Cretaceous Myanmar amber.

Nat Commun 2019 03 15;10(1):1235. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

College of Life Sciences, Capital Normal University, 100048, Beijing, China.

Long-proboscid scorpionflies are enigmatic, mid-Mesozoic insects associated with gymnosperm pollination. One major lineage, Aneuretopsychina, consists of four families plus two haustellate clades, Diptera and Siphonaptera. One clade, Pseudopolycentropodidae, from mid-Cretaceous Myanmar amber, contains Parapolycentropus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-09236-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6420582PMC

Genetic and morphological evidence for a new species of the Maculatus Group of Anopheles subgenus Cellia (Diptera: Culicidae) in Java, Indonesia.

Parasit Vectors 2019 Mar 14;12(1):107. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Center of Insect Vector Study, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Background: Anopheles maculatus, a species of the Maculatus Group of subgenus Cellia (Diptera: Culicidae), is an important vector of human malarial protozoa in Java, Indonesia. However, the identity of this species in Indonesia has been questionable because published reports and records are based mainly on morphological identification, which is unreliable for distinguishing members of the Maculatus Group due to overlapping characters.

Methods: We performed morphological assessments, metaphase karyotype preparations, phylogenetic analyses of ITS2 and cox2 sequence data and cross-mating experiments to determine whether the Javanese form and An. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3358-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6419379PMC

The Asian bush mosquito Aedes japonicus japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Europe, 17 years after its first detection, with a focus on monitoring methods.

Parasit Vectors 2019 Mar 14;12(1):109. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Müncheberg, Germany.

After the first detection of the Asian bush mosquito Aedes japonicus japonicus in the year 2000 in France, its invasive nature was revealed in 2008 in Switzerland and Germany. In the following years, accumulating reports have shown that Ae. j. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3349-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6419366PMC

Repeated isolation of tick-borne encephalitis virus from adult Dermacentor reticulatus ticks in an endemic area in Germany.

Parasit Vectors 2019 Mar 12;12(1):90. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Institute of Animal Hygiene and Veterinary Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Leipzig, An den Tierkliniken 1, 04103, Leipzig, Germany.

Background: Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus is transmitted to humans and animals through tick bites and is thought to circulate in very strictly defined natural environments called natural foci. The most common tick serving as a vector for the TBE virus in central Europe is Ixodes ricinus; it is rarely found in other tick species and in Dermacentor reticulatus it has, so far, only been reported in Poland.

Methods: Between autumn 2016 and spring 2018 ticks were collected by the flagging method in a new TBE focus in the district of northern Saxony, Germany, outside the known risk areas as defined by the national Robert Koch Institute. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3346-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6416925PMC
March 2019
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Inverse resource allocation between vision and olfaction across the genus Drosophila.

Nat Commun 2019 03 11;10(1):1162. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology, Hans-Knöll-Straße 8, D-07745, Jena, Germany.

Divergent populations across different environments are exposed to critical sensory information related to locating a host or mate, as well as avoiding predators and pathogens. These sensory signals generate evolutionary changes in neuroanatomy and behavior; however, few studies have investigated patterns of neural architecture that occur between sensory systems, or that occur within large groups of closely-related organisms. Here we examine 62 species within the genus Drosophila and describe an inverse resource allocation between vision and olfaction, which we consistently observe at the periphery, within the brain, as well as during larval development. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-09087-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6411718PMC

UDP-glycosyltransferase genes and their association and mutations associated with pyrethroid resistance in Anopheles sinensis (Diptera: Culicidae).

Malar J 2019 Mar 7;18(1):62. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Chongqing Key Laboratory of Vector Insects, Institute of Entomology and Molecular Biology, Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing, 401331, China.

Background: UDP-glycosyltransferase (UGT) is an important biotransformation superfamily of enzymes. They catalyze the transfer of glycosyl residues from activated nucleotide sugars to acceptor hydrophobic molecules, and function in several physiological processes, including detoxification, olfaction, cuticle formation, pigmentation. The diversity, classification, scaffold location, characteristics, phylogenetics, and evolution of the superfamily of genes at whole genome level, and their association and mutations associated with pyrethroid resistance are still little known. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12936-019-2705-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6407175PMC
March 2019
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Halloween genes in panarthropods and the evolution of the early moulting pathway in Ecdysozoa.

R Soc Open Sci 2018 Sep 12;5(9):180888. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

Department of Zoology, Institute of Biology, University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany.

Moulting is a characteristic feature of Ecdysozoa-the clade of moulting animals that includes the hyperdiverse arthropods and less speciose groups, such as onychophorans, tardigrades and nematodes. Moulting has been best analysed in arthropods, specifically in insects and crustaceans, in which a complex neuroendocrine system acts at the genomic level and initiates the transcription of genes responsible for moulting. The key moulting hormones, ecdysone and 20-hydroxyecdysone, are subsequently synthesized from cholesterol ingested with food. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.180888DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6170570PMC
September 2018

Evolution of an insect immune barrier through horizontal gene transfer mediated by a parasitic wasp.

PLoS Genet 2019 03 5;15(3):e1007998. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Napoli Federico II, Portici (NA), Italy.

Genome sequencing data have recently demonstrated that eukaryote evolution has been remarkably influenced by the acquisition of a large number of genes by horizontal gene transfer (HGT) across different kingdoms. However, in depth-studies on the physiological traits conferred by these accidental DNA acquisitions are largely lacking. Here we elucidate the functional role of Sl gasmin, a gene of a symbiotic virus of a parasitic wasp that has been transferred to an ancestor of the moth species Spodoptera littoralis and domesticated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1007998DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6420030PMC
March 2019
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Multi-scale analysis of functional plankton diversity in floodplain wetlands: Effects of river regulation.

Sci Total Environ 2019 Jun 24;667:338-347. Epub 2019 Feb 24.

WasserClusterLunz, Dr. Carl KupelwieserPromenade 5, AT-3293 Lunz am See, Austria; University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Institute of Hydrobio-logy and Aquatic Ecosystem Management, Vienna, Austria.

Riverine floodplains are among the most diverse and dynamic ecosystems, but river regulation measures have altered the natural hydrological regime threatening their ecological integrity. We compared spatial patterns of phyto- and zooplankton functional diversity and of environmental heterogeneity between floodplain wetlands located in free-flowing and impounded stretches of the Danube River (Austria). We included two nested spatial scales (different habitats and water sections within wetland areas) and two contrasting hydrological conditions (post-flood, no flood). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.147DOI Listing

Molecular Cloning and Expression Analysis of 5-hydroxytryptamine Receptor 7 in Ant Polyrhachis vicina Roger (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).

J Insect Sci 2019 Mar;19(2)

Department of Biology, College of Life Science, Shaanxi Normal University, West Chang'an Avenue, Chang'an District, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, P.R. China.

Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine [5-HT]) is a monoamine neurotransmitter that plays an important role in regulating a variety of physiological and behavioral activities. In this study, the 5-HT7 receptor gene was cloned from the ant Polyrhachis vicina Roger (1863). The complete Pv5-HT7 receptor cDNA is 3054 bp, including a 5'-untranslated region (UTR) of 790 bp, a 3'-UTR of 752 bp and an open reading frame of 1512 bp encoding polypeptide of 503 amino acids. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/iez015DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6394970PMC

Copulation Exerts Significant Effects on mRNA Expression of Cryptochrome Genes in a Moth.

J Insect Sci 2019 Mar;19(2)

Yunnan Academy of Biodiversity, Southwest Forestry University, Kunming, China.

It is recognized that the behavioral rhythms of organisms are controlled by the circadian clock, while the reverse direction, i.e., whether changes in physiology and behavior react to the internal rhythms, is unclear. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/iez016DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6394973PMC
March 2019
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New record and extended geographical distribution of Aedes fluviatilis (Lutz, 1904) in Ceará, northeastern Brazil.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2019 Feb 21;52:e20180286. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Departamento de Saúde Comunitária, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, CE, Brasil.

Introduction: Aedes fluviatilis(Lutz, 1904) is considered a potential vector of yellow fever and dengue viruses and is naturally infected by Wolbachia.

Methods: In March 2018, during a field activity in the municipality of Saboeiro, 163 mosquito larvae were collected in a dammed area of the Jaguaribe River.

Results: Of the larvae collected, 143 (87. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0286-2018DOI Listing
February 2019
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Is recreational boating a potential vector for non-indigenous peracarid crustaceans in the Mediterranean Sea? A combined biological and social approach.

Mar Pollut Bull 2019 Mar 7;140:403-415. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e dell'Ambiente, University of Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy.

Shipping is understood to be a major vector for the introduction and spread of marine non-indigenous species (NIS). However, recreational boating is still unregulated and its influence as vector has not yet been assessed for the Mediterranean Sea, which is the second most popular recreational boating destination worldwide. This is the first large-scale study to examine this by a combined biological (analyzing hull and marina fouling) and social approach (boaters surveys on maintenance habits, travel patterns and awareness), focused on peracarid crustaceans. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.01.050DOI Listing

A single test approach for accurate and sensitive detection and taxonomic characterization of Trypanosomes by comprehensive analysis of internal transcribed spacer 1 amplicons.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 02 25;13(2):e0006842. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Division of Collaboration and Education, Research Center for Zoonosis Control, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.

To improve our knowledge on the epidemiological status of African trypanosomiasis, better tools are required to monitor Trypanosome genotypes circulating in both mammalian hosts and tsetse fly vectors. This is important in determining the diversity of Trypanosomes and understanding how environmental factors and control efforts affect Trypanosome evolution. We present a single test approach for molecular detection of different Trypanosome species and subspecies using newly designed primers to amplify the Internal Transcribed Spacer 1 region of ribosomal RNA genes, coupled to Illumina sequencing of the amplicons. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006842DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6414030PMC
February 2019
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Redescription and circumscription of the Acuminate Crayfish, Cambarus acuminatus Faxon, 1884 (Decapoda: Cambaridae).

Zootaxa 2019 Feb 22;4560(1):40-50. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory, 1671 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh, NC 27669..

Cambarus acuminatus was described by Walter Faxon in 1884 from three specimens collected from the Saluda River in northwestern South Carolina, USA. Cambarus acuminatus sensu lato has since been acknowledged to comprise a species complex. This complex, also known as Cambarus sp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4560.1.2DOI Listing
February 2019

A New Species of the Graphium (Pazala) mandarinus Group from Central Vietnam (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae).

Zootaxa 2019 Feb 8;4554(1):286-300. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Yunnan Key Laboratory of International Rivers and Transboundary Eco-security, Yunnan University, Kunming, 650500, China Institute of International Rivers and Eco-security, Yunnan University, Kunming, 650500, China.

The Graphium (Pazala) mandarinus group was recently defined and the status of taxa as well as the number of species was revised. We report here the discovery of a new species from Kon Tum plateau of the Truong Son (Annamite) Range of Central Vietnam, which we describe based on morphological and molecular evidence. Molecular phylogeny shows that the new taxon, G. Read More

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February 2019

Overview of the lady beetle tribe Diomini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) and description of a new phytophagous, silk-spinning genus from Costa Rica that induces food bodies on leaves of Piper (Piperaceae).

Zootaxa 2019 Feb 8;4554(1):255-285. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

c/o Department of Entomology, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 37012, MRC-168, Washington, DC, USA..

A new genus of lady beetle, Moiradiomus gen. nov. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae Latreille, 1807: Diomini Gordon, 1999 ), and four new species are described from Costa Rica, representing the first known occurrences of obligate phytophagous lady beetle species outside of the tribe Epilachnini Mulsant, 1846 (sens. Read More

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February 2019

Procladius travassosi (Oliveira, Messias Silva-Vasconcelos, 1992) regarded as a new junior synonym of Procladius stroudi Roback 1982 (Diptera: Chironomidae: Tanypodinae).

Zootaxa 2019 Feb 12;4555(2):280-282. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Natural History, NTNU University Museum, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

Although recent years have seen increased activity regarding chironomid systematics in the Neotropical region (e.g. Oliveira et al. Read More

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February 2019

Two new enigmatic species of the genus Merodon Meigen (Diptera: Syrphidae) from the north-eastern Middle East.

Zootaxa 2019 Feb 12;4555(2):187-208. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Biology and Ecology, University of Novi Sad, Trg Dositeja Obradovića 2, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia..

Two new remarkable species of the genus Merodon Meigen (Diptera: Syrphidae) are described from biodiversity hotspots in the Middle East: Merodon eumerusi Vujić, Radenković et Likov sp. n. and Merodon mixtum Vujić, Radenković et Likov sp. Read More

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February 2019
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New and little-known species of Empis (Diptera: Empididae) from Bulgaria, Israel and Turkey, with keys to the Palaearctic Pachymeria and the Mediterranean Xanthempis.

Zootaxa 2019 Feb 12;4555(1):91-100. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Laboratory of Insect Systematics, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab. 1, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, St. Petersburg, 188620 Russia..

Empis (Pachymeria) vikhrevi sp. nov. is described from Bulgaria and Turkey (Bolu Province). Read More

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February 2019

A new subspecies of Glabroculus elvira (Eversmann, 1854) (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) from the Dzhungarian Gobi desert, Mongolia.

Zootaxa 2019 Feb 14;4555(4):581-587. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Jubileynyi 14-168, Reutov, Moscow region, 143965, Russia..

Glabroculus elvira suadela ssp. n. is described from the Dzhungarian Gobi desert. Read More

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February 2019

A new genus Gnathospinosa (Lepidoptera: Tineidae: Euplocaminae) from China, with description of a new species and its taxonomic position.

Zootaxa 2019 Feb 14;4555(3):416-424. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory for Biology and Control of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, Hunan 410128, P. R. China. College of Plant Protection, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, Hunan 410128, P. R. China..

The genus Gnathospinosa Liao Huang, gen. nov., belonging to the subfamily Euplocaminae, is described with a new species G. Read More

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February 2019
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How not to delimit taxa: a critique on a recently proposed "pragmatic classification" of jumping spiders (Arthropoda: Arachnida: Araneae: Salticidae).

Zootaxa 2019 Jan 17;4545(3):444-446. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Natural History Museum Bern, Switzerland Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland.

Modern taxonomy and systematics profit from an invaluable tool that has been developed in the course of more than a century by intense discussions and negotiations of generations of zoologists and palaeontologists: The International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN 1999, 2012). The main goal of the Code is "to promote stability and universality in the scientific names of animals and to ensure that the name of each taxon is unique and distinct" (Melville 1995, ICZN 1999: 2). The provisions of the Code are generally accepted and thoroughly applied by the scientific community. Read More

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January 2019

New Galumnoidea (Acari, Oribatida) from Tanzania.

Zootaxa 2019 Jan 21;4545(4):531-547. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia..

Three new species of oribatid mites of the superfamily Galumnoidea are described from litter in the mixed forest of Zanzibar, Tanzania: Pergalumna hugocoetzeeae sp. nov., Pergalumna pietertheroni sp. Read More

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January 2019

The water mite genus Aspidiobates Lundblad, 1941 from Australia (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Hygrobatidae) with the description of two new species.

Authors:
Harry Smit

Zootaxa 2019 Jan 22;4550(1):115-122. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA the Netherlands..

Two new species of the water mite genus Aspidiobates are described from Queensland, Australia, i.e. A. Read More

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January 2019

Filling the gaps: descriptions of unnamed species included in the latest molecular phylogeny of Pholcidae (Araneae).

Zootaxa 2019 Jan 22;4546(1):1-96. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Alexander Koenig Research Museum of Zoology, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany..

This paper provides formal descriptions of some of the unnamed taxa that were included in the most recent molecular phylogeny of pholcid spiders (Eberle et al. 2018, BMC Evolutionary Biology, 18, 141). The focus is on new genera and on species that belong to recently revised genera. Read More

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January 2019

Tanaidacea (Crustacea: Peracarida) from the Southern French Polynesia Expedition, 2014. I. Tanaidomorpha.

Authors:
Graham J Bird

Zootaxa 2019 Jan 22;4548(1):1-75. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Waikanae, Kāpiti, New Zealand..

Shallow-water and littoral tanaids from the Southern French Polynesia Expedition, 2014 to Rapa Iti, Morane, Taravai and Mangareva, were examined with the tanaidomorphs represented by nine taxa, four of them described as new species within the genera Chondrochelia, Poorea, Triparatanais, and Zeuxoides. A new paratanaid genus is established, Periparatanais n. gen. Read More

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January 2019

Two new species of Hippolyte from the Tropical Central and East Atlantic (Crustacea, Decapoda, Caridea).

Zootaxa 2019 Jan 24;4550(2):201-220. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Taxonomy and Systematics Group, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands..

Two new species of the caridean shrimp genus Hippolyte Leach, 1814 [in Leach, 1813-14] are described from the Tropical Central and East Atlantic. Hippolyte cedrici sp. nov. Read More

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January 2019

A new species of Dinotoperla Tillyard, 1921 from the Shoalhaven Catchment, New South Wales, Australia (Plecoptera: Gripopterygidae).

Zootaxa 2019 Jan 25;4550(3):423-427. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Research Associate, Australian Museum Research Institute Australian Museum, 1 Williams Street, Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia. Research Fellow, Office of Environment and Heritage, NSW Department of Planning and Environment, PO Box 29, Lidcombe, NSW 1825 Australia..

Dinotoperla cherylae sp. nov. (Holotype ♂: New South Wales, Upper Kangaroo River, 34. Read More

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January 2019

Systematics, ecology and distribution of the mygalomorph spider genus Cteniza Latreille, 1829 (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Ctenizidae).

Zootaxa 2019 Jan 29;4550(4):499-524. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Natural History Museum Rotterdam, Westzeedijk 345 (Museumpark), 3015 AA Rotterdam, The Netherlands..

The type-genus of the mygalomorph spider family Ctenizidae (Cteniza) is newly diagnosed and described. The type-species of Cteniza (C. sauvagesi) is reestablished by describing and designating a neotype collected at the type locality of the species, in Corsica. Read More

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January 2019

Morphological and molecular characterization of Lepidonema magnum Morffe García, 2010 (Nematoda: Oxyuridomorpha: Hystrignathidae) from Passalus interstitialis Eschscholtz, 1829 (Coleoptera: Passalidae) from Cuba and new locality records for the species.

Zootaxa 2019 Jan 30;4551(2):221-230. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Instituto de Ecología y Sistemática, Carretera Varona 11835 e/ Oriente y Lindero, La Habana 19, CP 11900, Calabazar, Boyeros, La Habana, Cuba.

Lepidonema magnum Morffe García, 2010 (Nematoda: Oxyuridomorpha: Hystrignathidae) is redescribed and illustrated with the aid of SEM. New features of the cephalic end and genital tract of the females were observed. New locality records are given. Read More

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January 2019

New species, redescriptions and phylogenetic revision of tribe Dacini (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae) from India based on morphological characters.

Authors:
K J David S Ramani

Zootaxa 2019 Jan 30;4551(2):101-146. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, Bangalore-560024, Karnataka, India.

The tribe Dacini comprising four genera, namely Bactrocera Macquart, Dacus Fabricius, Monacrostichus Bezzi and Zeugodacus Hendel, is a derived lineage in Tephritidae. It is one of the most economically important tribes in Tephritidae harbouring several species of quarantine concern across the world. We describe two new species of Bactrocera Macquart, B. Read More

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January 2019

Molecular phylogenetic analysis of subfamilial placement of Haplotropis Saussure, 1888 (Orthoptera: Pamphagidae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA markers.

Zootaxa 2019 Feb 4;4551(5):530-540. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Pr. Lavrentjeva, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia..

The genus Haplotropis Sauss. is a relatively small genus in the family Pamphagidae (Orthoptera: Caelifera). Historically, there has been a discussion on the placement of this genus, whether it belongs in the subfamily Pamphaginae or in the subfamily Thrinchinae. Read More

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February 2019