Search for dissertations about: "cryptic species"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 44 swedish dissertations containing the words cryptic species.

  1. 1. Exploring the species boundaries in terrestrial clitellates (Annelida: Clitellata)

    University dissertation from Göteborg

    Author : Svante Martinsson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2016]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Oligochaeta; species delimitation; Clitellata; Annelida; DNA-barcoding; cryptic species; Enchytraeidae; Lumbricidae; Naididae;

    Abstract : The biological diversity in the soil is much higher than most people can imagine, and a very important group of animals living there are earthworms and other clitellate worms. It has been found that several clitellate morphospecies are in fact complexes of so called cryptic species, and the number of species in this group may be much higher than previously believed. READ MORE

  2. 2. Integrative taxonomy of birds : Studies into the nature, origin and delimitation of species

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Zoology, Stockholm University

    Author : George Sangster; Per G. P. Ericson; Martin Päckert; [2013]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Aves; biogeography; integrative taxonomy; pluralism; ring species; speciation; species criteria; species limits; taxon chain; Systematic Zoology; zoologisk systematik och evolutionsforskning;

    Abstract : Species are the basic currency in biodiversity studies but what constitutes a species has long been controversial. A major breakthough was the insight that most systematists agree that species are segments of population lineages, and that multiple lines of evidence should be employed and integrated, a procedure called integrative taxonomy. READ MORE

  3. 3. Phylogeny, taxonomy and species delimitation of water mites and velvet mites

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Zoology, Stockholm University

    Author : Jeanette Stålstedt; Johannes Bergsten; Fredrik Ronquist; Joanna Mąkol; Ashley Dowling; [2017]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Acariformes; Parasitengona; Hydrachnidia; Trombidia; water mites; velvet mites; taxonomy; cryptic species; species delimitation; DNA; GMYC; experimental rearing; new synonyms; distribution; phylogeny; revised classification; Systematic Zoology; zoologisk systematik och evolutionsforskning;

    Abstract : This study is part of the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative (STI) - one of the most ambitious all taxa biodiversity inventories in the world. One of the pillars in STI is to support taxonomic research on the most neglected taxonomic groups with the aim to lift the level of knowledge of biodiversity in the country. READ MORE

  4. 4. Speciation genetics of recently diverged species

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Venkat Talla; Niclas Backström; Nicola Nadeau; [2018]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Speciation; Leptidea; Lepidoptera; chiffchaff; Cryptic species; genome-scan; Diapause; Biology with specialization in Evolutionary Genetics; Biologi med inriktning mot evolutionär genetik;

    Abstract : Species differentiation can be a consequence of evolutionary forces including natural selection and random genetic drift. Patterns of genomic differentiation vary across the tree of life. This variation seems to be dependent on, for example, differences in genomic architecture and molecular mechanisms. READ MORE

  5. 5. Diversity Underfoot Systematics and Biogeography of the Dictyostelid Social Amoebae

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Allison L Perrigo; Sandra Baldauf; Maria Romeralo; David Bass; [2013]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Amoeba; biogeography; cryptic species; dictyostelid; latitudinal gradient; multicellularity; protist; social amoeba; phylogenetics; systematics; new species; Biology with specialization in Systematics; Biologi med inriktning mot systematik;

    Abstract : Dictyostelids (Amoebozoa) are a group of social amoebae consisting of approximately 150 species, which are found in terrestrial habitats worldwide. They are divided into eight major clades based on molecular phylogeny, and within these clades are many species complexes. READ MORE