3 Works

Data from: Integration of conflict into integrative taxonomy: fitting hybridization in species delimitation of Mesocarabus (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

Carmelo Andújar, Paula Arribas, Carlos Ruiz, José Serrano & Jesús Gómez-Zurita
In species differentiation, characters do not usually diverge synchronously and there are also processes that effectively shuffle character states present in lineages descendant from a common ancestor. Species are thus expected to show some degree of incongruence among characters, and we argue that taxonomic delimitation actually benefits from integrative approaches and objective strategies dealing with character conflict. We illustrate the potential of exploiting conflict for species delimitation in a study-case of ground beetles of the...

Data from: Climate rather than geography separates two European honeybee subspecies

Cristian Ovidiu Coroian, Irene Muñoz, Ellen A. Schlüns, Orsolya Reka Paniti-Teleky, Silvio Erler, Emila Maria Furdui, Liviu Alexandru Mărghitaş, Daniel Severus Dezmirean, Helge Schlüns, Pilar De La Rúa & Robin A. Moritz
Both climatic and geographic factors play an important role for the biogeographic distribution of species. The Carpathian mountain ridge has been suggested as a natural geographic divide between the two honeybee subspecies Apis mellifera carnica and A. m. macedonica. We sampled one worker from one colony each at 138 traditional apiaries located across the Carpathians spanning from the Hungarian plains to the Danube delta. All samples were sequenced at the mitochondrial tRNALeu-cox2 intergenic region and...

Data from: Multifarious selection through environmental change: acidity and predator-mediated adaptive divergence in the moor frog (Rana arvalis)

Andrés Egea-Serrano, Sandra Hangartner, Anssi Laurila & Katja Räsänen
Environmental change can simultaneously cause abiotic stress and alter biological communities, yet adaptation of natural populations to co-changing environmental factors is poorly understood. We studied adaptation to acid and predator stress in six moor frog (Rana arvalis) populations along an acidification gradient, where abundance of invertebrate predators increases with increasing acidity of R. arvalis breeding ponds. First, we quantified divergence among the populations in anti-predator traits (behaviour and morphology) at different rearing conditions in the...

Registration Year

  • 2014

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  • Dataset


  • University of Murcia
  • University of Melbourne
  • Spanish National Research Council
  • Uppsala University
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
  • University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca