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Freshwater bryozoans of Lithuania (Bryozoa)

Nine species of freshwater bryozoans were recorded in Lithuania in a survey of 18 various types of freshwater bodies. Eight species were assigned to the Class Phylactolaemata and families ... freshwater ecosystems, South Korea . Journal of Ecology and environment 38 (3) : 375 - 381 . 2015 .039 Jullien J ( 1885 ) Monographie des Bryozoaires d'eau douce . Bulletin de

Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae

”. Why are there so many different forms in the plankton? Why are larval forms so very different from adults? These questions persist despite the fact that development in marine invertebrates has been ... tantalizing questions remain concerning origins and ecologies of larvae. This book brings together a wide-ranging collection of chapters on marine invertebrate larvae which overall suggest that there are likely

Chitinolytic functions in actinobacteria: ecology, enzymes, and evolution

selective isolation of actinobacteria (Lingappa and Lockwood 1961) . Plating of different soil (Lingappa and Lockwood 1961) or freshwater dilutions (Hsu and Lockwood 1975) , onto a medium containing ... pathogenic bacterium Streptomyces scabiei . Microbes Environ 31 : 427 - 434 Beier S , Bertilsson S ( 2011 ) Uncoupling of chitinase activity and uptake of hydrolysis products in freshwater bacterioplankton

The establishment of a marine focused biorefinery for bioethanol production using seawater and a novel marine yeast strain

Current technologies for bioethanol production rely on the use of freshwater for preparing the fermentation media and use yeasts of a terrestrial origin. Life cycle assessment has suggested that ... freshwater for bioethanol production without compromising production efficiency. Results also revealed that marine yeast is a potential candidate for use in the bioethanol industry especially when using

Questionable research practices in ecology and evolution

ecology and evolution research community. Across the two groups, we found 64% of surveyed researchers reported they had at least once failed to report results because they were not statistically significant ... ', `reproductive', or `sexual'. From the remaining set of descriptions, we classified all responses associated including the following terms as being made by ecology researchers: `plant', ` population', `marine

Transcriptome analysis of the typical freshwater rhodophytes Sheathia arcuata grown under different light intensities

The Rhodophyta Sheathia arcuata is exclusively distributed in freshwater, constituting an important component in freshwater flora. This study presents the first transcriptome profiling of freshwater ... through secondary endosymbiosis to a diverse array of photosynthetic lineages [ 1, 2 ]. They are primarily marine in distribution, with less than 3% of the over 6500 species occurring in truly freshwater

Opportunism or aquatic specialization? Evidence of freshwater fish exploitation at Ohalo II- A waterlogged Upper Paleolithic site

Galilee), eight species were identified at Ohalo II, belonging to two freshwater families: Cyprinidae (carps) and Cichlidae (St. Peter fish). Employing a large set of quantitative and qualitative criteria ... options for coastal groups; and 2) the need for alternative sources of proteins and calories [12]. This is questionable, however, as unlike marine resources, there is evidence to suggest that freshwater

Functional feeding traits as predictors of invasive success of alien freshwater fish species using a food-fish model

. Ecology of Freshwater Fish . 2009 ; 18 ( 4 ): 640 ±9. 0633 . 2009 . 00383 .x 29. Sibbing FA , Nagelkerke LAJ . Resource partitioning by Lake Tana barbs predicted from fish ... functional traits: statistics, opportunities and limitations for marine ecology . Marine Ecology Progress Series . 2011 ; 436 : 17 ± 28 . 47. Aneesh Kumar KV , Tuset VM , Manjebrayakath H , Sumod KS , Sudhakar

Conservation of the endangered freshwater mussel Solenaia carinata (Bivalvia, Unionidae) in China

Despite the diversity and economic and ecological value of freshwater mussels, relatively little is known about their biology (especially for species outside of Europe and North America). Solenaia ... conservation of endangered freshwater pearl mussels (Margaritifera margaritifera L.): A synthesis of conservation genetics and ecology . Hydrobiologia 644 ( 1 ): 69 - 88 .

New molecular sequences for two genera of marine planarians facilitate determination of their position in the phylogenetic tree, with new records for two species (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Maricola)

marine triclads, or Maricola, by analyzing the species Obrimoposthia wandeli (Hallez, 1906) and Paucumara trigonocephala (Ijima & Kaburaki, 1916). On the basis of this molecular data the phylogenetic ... ) The diet and distribution of Pentacoelum kazukolinda (Kawakatsu & Mitchell, 1984 ), a maricolan planarian with a freshwater ecology . Zoologica Scripta 44 : 72 - 91 . zsc.12084

Multi-scale multi-level marine spatial planning: A novel methodological approach applied in South Africa

multi-resolution scale-linked marine spatial planning method. We tested this approach in the development of a Conservation Plan for a significant portion of South Africa’s exclusive economic zone ... and ecological systems that spans diverse scales and resolutions in both space and time [24±26]. Indeed, spatial marine ecology data from remote sensing satellite and ecological niche models [ 27,28

Valuable natural products from marine and freshwater macroalgae obtained from supercritical fluid extracts

extraction compared to freshwater. All these findings show that marine and freshwater macroalgae, as a raw material, have the optimal biologically active compounds composition for cosmetics. ... extracts from the biomass of marine (Ulva clathrata, Cladophora glomerata, Polysiphonia fucoides, and their multi-species mixture) and freshwater (C. glomerata) macroalgae. Different extraction techniques

Verrucomicrobia are prevalent in north-temperate freshwater lakes and display class-level preferences between lake habitats

the distribution of Verrucomicrobia in 12 inland lakes in Southeastern Michigan, a Laurentian Great Lake (Lake Michigan), and a freshwater estuary, which span a gradient in lake sizes, depths, residence ... capabilities, and possesses great potential to play important roles in various global geochemical cycles, little is known about its ecology in freshwater systems. In particular, which physical and geochemical

Ecto- and endo-parasitic monogeneans (Platyhelminthes) on cultured freshwater exotic fish species in the state of Morelos, South-Central Mexico

An extensive parasitological study of 365 freshwater exotic fish specimens belonging to 13 species of seven families (Cichlidae, Cyprinidae, Osphronemidae, Pangasidae, Poeciliidae, Characidae, and ... ) . Recently, a total of 44 helminth species on introduced freshwater fishes were listed for Mexico, of which five are invasive species, i.e., Cichlidogyrus sclerosus Paperna & Thurston, 1969 Dactylogyrus

Assessing trade-offs in large marine protected areas

Large marine protected areas (LMPAs) are increasingly being established and have a high profile in marine conservation. LMPAs are expected to achieve multiple objectives, and because of their size ... ? Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems . 2011 ; 21 ( 4 ): 313 ± 6 . 34. Gordon HS . The economic theory of a common-property resource: the fishery . Journal of political economy . 1954 ; 62

Evolutionary ecology of driftwood talitrids: a review

Marine driftwood, both when floating at the sea surface and after stranding in the supralittoral of a beach, has been inadequately sampled for talitrids throughout the world. It is probable that many ... supralittoral (Table 1). Besides these marine/estuarine habitats talitrids are found in freshwater and in true terrestrial habitats including semi-topical/ tropical forest plant litter, grassland and soil

Urban Evolutionary Ecology and the Potential Benefits of Implementing Genomics

-cost, high-throughput sequencing methods, we can begin to address an emerging question in urban ecology: are species adapted to local optima within cities or are they expressing latent phenotypic ... phenotypic plasticity? Here, I  provide a comprehensive review of previous urban ecological studies, with special focus on the molecular ecology and phenotypic adjustments documented in urban terrestrial and

Geographic distance and mountain ranges structure freshwater protist communities on a European scalе

freshwater lakes sampled in August 2012 to assess the effect of mountain ranges as biogeographic barriers on spatial patterns and microbial community structure in European freshwaters. The diversity of ... , whereas in Cryptomonadales and Katablepharidae most OTUs were generalist taxa occurring in many lakes. Although comparatively smaller, freshwater systems are usually more heterogeneous than marine systems

Gender bias when assessing recommended ecology articles

Gender bias is still unfortunately rife in the sciences, and men co-author most articles (> 70%) in ecology. Whether ecologists subconsciously rate the quality of their peers’ work more favourably ... ) is still unclear. To test this hypothesis, we examined how ecologist editors ranked important ecology articles based on a previously compiled list where they had first each proposed some articles and

Go big or … don't? A field-based diet evaluation of freshwater piscivore and prey fish size relationships

freshwater piscivorous taxa: crappie (Pomoxis spp.), largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides), muskellunge (Esox masquinongy), northern pike (Esox lucius), rock bass (Ambloplites rupestris), smallmouth bass ... In the largest analysis of predator-prey body mass ratios across ecosystems (i.e., terrestrial, marine, freshwater) and predator types (invertebrate, ectothermic vertebrate, and endothermic vertebrate