9 Works

How to render species comparable taxonomic units through deep time: A case study on intraspecific osteological variability in extant and extinct Lacertid lizards

Emanuel Tschopp, James Napoli, Lukardis Wencker, Massimo Delfino & Paul Upchurch
Generally, the species is considered to be the only naturally occurring taxon. However, species recognised and defined using different species delimitation criteria cannot readily be compared, impacting studies of biodiversity through Deep Time. This comparability issue is particularly marked when comparing extant with extinct species, because the only available data for species delimitation in fossils is derived from their preserved morphology, which is generally restricted to osteology in vertebrates. Here, we quantify intraspecific, intrageneric, and...


Claudia Padovani, Giuliano Bobba, Alice Baroni, Marinella Belluati, Cecilia Biancalana, Mauro Bomba, Alice Fubini, Francesco Marrazzo, Rossella Rega, Christian Ruggiero, Simone Sallusti, Sergio Splendore & Michele  Valente

Metamorfosi di un territorio. Scavi archeologici tra Locri e Gerace: dal tardoantico al post medioevo

Chiara Maria Lebole
Il territorio calabrese compreso tra Locri e Gerace ha subito una serie di significative metamorfosi politiche, economiche e culturali che, a partire dal tardo antico fino all’età svevo-angioina, ha influenzato lo sviluppo di un ambito territoriale solo apparentemente omogeneo. Le tracce archeologiche della presenza bizantina prima, normanna e sveva poi, sono una inequivocabile testimonianza di questo processo evolutivo che è stato esaminato considerando, inoltre, le successive fasi post medievali. Oltre allo studio insediativo si è...

Tests of search image and learning in the wild: insights from sexual conflict in damselflies

Silvana Piersanti, Gianandrea Salerno, Manuela Rebora, Albyn Jones, Leonardo Giontella, Vivana Di Pietro & Ola Fincke
Search image formation, a proximal mechanism to maintain genetic polymorphisms by negative frequency-dependent selection, has rarely been tested under natural conditions. Females of many non-territorial damselflies resemble either conspecific males or background vegetation. Mate-searching males are assumed to form search images of the majority female type, sexually harassing it at rates higher than expected from its frequency, thus selectively favoring the less common morph. We tested this and how morph coloration and behavior influenced male...

Disentangling responses to natural stressor and human impact gradients in river ecosystems across Europe

Rachel Stubbington, Romain Sarremejane, Alex Laini, Núria Cid, Zoltán Csabai, Judy England, Antoni Munné, Tom Aspin, Núria Bonada, Daniel Bruno-Collados, Sophie Cauvy-Fraunie, Richard Chadd, Claudia Dienstl, Pau Fortuño, Wolfram Graf, Cayetano Gutiérrez-Cánovas, Andy House, Ioannis Karaouzas, Eleana Kazila, Andrés Millán, Maria Morais, Petr Pařil, Alex Pickwell, Marek Polášek, David Sánchez-Fernández … & Thibault Datry
1. Rivers are dynamic ecosystems in which both human impacts and climate-driven drying events are increasingly common. These anthropogenic and natural stressors interact to influence the biodiversity and functioning of river ecosystems. Disentangling ecological responses to these interacting stressors is necessary to guide management actions that support ecosystems adapting to global change. 2. We analysed the independent and interactive effects of human impacts and natural drying on aquatic invertebrate communities—a key biotic group used to...

Preterm birth is not associated with asymptomatic/mild SARS-CoV-2 infection per se: pre-pregnancy state is what matters

Stefano Cosma, Andrea Roberto Carosso, Jessica Cusato, Fulvio Borella, Marco Carosso, Fiammetta Gervasoni, Ilaria Stura, Mario Preti, Valeria Ghisetti, Giovanni Di Perri & Chiara Benedetto
Evidence for the real impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection on preterm birth is unclear, as available series report composite pregnancy outcomes and/or do not stratify patients according to disease severity.The purpose of the research was to determine the real impact of asymptomatic/mild SARS-CoV-2 infection on preterm birth not due to maternal respiratory failure. This case-control study involved women admitted to a hospital for delivery between 20 September 2020 and 9...

The Taste of Truth

Alessandro De Cesaris
The article aims at developing a theoretical framework for analysing the cultural significance of taste. Instead of reviewing the relevance of taste and of eating for culture – cooking, eating rituals – the paper focuses on the importance of taste as a cultural metaphor. The paper proposes a mediological approach to the domain of taste, and identifies three different dimensions: a physiology, an aesthetic and a symbology of taste. In this analysis, the paper argues...

CAO. Corpus dell’antico occitano

Maria Careri, Stefano Asperti, Francesco Carapezza, Costanzo Di Girolamo, Paolo Di Luca, Giosuè Lachin, Walter Meliga, Francesca Sanguineti, Oriana Scarpati & Paolo Squillacioti
[Italiano]: Il Corpus dell’antico occitano è un corpus testuale interrogabile sul software Gatto, sviluppato dall’OVI (Opera del Vocabolario Italiano), e leggibile sul Rialto (Repertorio informatizzato dell’antica letteratura trobadorica e occitana). Il corpus include edizioni integrali di canzonieri, di testi lirici a tradizione dispersa e di testi in prosa, tutti in trascrizione sia diplomatica che interpretativa. Relativamente ai canzonieri, che rappresentano la parte più consistente del corpus, si contano 2500 componimenti lirici conservati da una trentina...

Hazelnut SSR database: genetic profiles of the accessions, list of synonyms, and true-to-type genotypes

Paolo Boccacci, Maria Aramini, Matthew Ordidge, Theo Van Hintum, Daniela Torello Marinoni, Nadia Valentini, Jean-Paul Sarraquigne, Anita Solar, Mercè Rovira, Loretta Bacchetta & Roberto Botta
Hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.) is one of the most important tree nut crops in Europe. Germplasm accessions are conserved in ex situ repositories, located in countries where hazelnut production occurs. In this work, we used ten simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers as the basis to establish a core collection representative of the hazelnut genetic diversity conserved in different European collections. A total of 480 accessions were used: 430 from ex situ collections and 50 landraces...

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  • University of Turin
  • University of Padua
  • Sapienza University of Rome
  • University of Naples Federico II
  • Association Nationale des Producteurs de Noisettes
  • Estación Biológica de Doñana
  • Reed College
  • University of Crete
  • University of Hamburg
  • University of Chieti-Pescara