Open-source software for analysis of DNA polymorphism patterns

Data dodania: 2015-01-07 19:43:16

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Evaluation of three open-source software for analysis of DNA polymorphism patterns: a case study on nucleotide diversity in the mitochondrial 16S rDNA and cytochrome oxidase 1 genes in the suborder Heteroptera (Insecta: Hemiptera)


Paulina Gradowska, Jerzy A. Lis

NATURE JOURNAL (Opole Scientific Society) 12/2014; 47:68-81 [pdf]

Three software packages utilized for genetic diversity analysis, including DnaSP, ProSeq and MEGA were compared to determine if the results generated by these programmes are comparable. The analyses of mitochondrial 16S ribosomal DNA (105 sequences) and cytochrome oxidase 1 (460 sequences) of 24 species representing the hemipteran suborder Heteroptera (true bugs) included the following parameters: position of SNP and SNP alleles, number of polymorphic sites, average number of nucleotide differences, number of haplotypes, haplotype diversity variances, standard deviation of haplotype diversity, and neutrality tests. The results suggest that DnaSP appeared to be the most comprehensive software for such analyses.

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Aethus pseudindicus in Cambodia

Data dodania: 2015-01-07 18:00:00

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Jerzy A. Lis, Barbara Lis, Dariusz J. Ziaja, Yukinobu Nakatani

ZOOTAXA, 3895(3):446-450 [pdf]

The genus Aethus in Cambodia is known only from a single species collected in the 1950s that was originally identified as A. indicus. However, what was regarded as A. indicus in the Oriental and Australian regions appeared to consist of three sibling species, recognizable only on the basis of male genital structures, i.e., A. philippinensis, A. pseudindicus, and true A. indicus. To date, the lack of males representing this genus from Cambodia made it impossible to verify which species actually occur in this country. The present study, based on eight males collected at the same locality in Cambodia where the specimens were originally identified as A. indicus more than 50 years ago (i.e., Siem Reap), confirmed the occurrence of A. pseudindicus, not A. indicus, as previously reported. Male genitalia, i.e. the paramere, the opening of genital capsule, and the apex of aedeagus, are described and their photographs are provided for both species.

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A novel dermatosis caused by the Cydnidae

Data dodania: 2015-01-07 17:30:28

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Cydnidae (Burrowing Bug) Pigmentation: A Novel Arthropod Dermatosis

Amit K. Malhotra, Jerzy A. Lis, M. Ramam

JAMA Dermatology (Impact Factor: 4.3). 10/2014; DOI: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.2715

Insects can cause a variety of dermatologic problems usually presenting with inflammatory skin lesions. Cydnidae insects (family, Cydnidae; order, Hemiptera; suborder, Heteroptera; superfamily, Pentatomoidea), also known as burrowing (or burrower) bugs, are uncommon in urban areas and usually considered harmless to humans, though there have been anecdotal reports of the development of inflammatory plaques with stink bugs (also in the Pentatomoidea superfamily).
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New species of Cydnidae from Namibia

Data dodania: 2014-11-28 21:58:07

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Ochetostethomorpha secunda sp. nov. from Namibia, the second species of the South African endemic genus is described, illustrated, and compared with O. nollothensis Schumacher, 1913. The new species is the third of the subfamily Sehirinae known from Namibia. Moreover, a DNA barcode sequence was generated for this new species (827 bp of cytochrome oxidase I) and was deposited in GenBank.

Description and DNA barcoding of Ochetostethomorpha secunda, a new species of the South African endemic burrower bug genus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae) from Namibia

ZOOTAXA 3884 (6): 561–566 [pdf]

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HETEROPTERA POLONIAE - ACTA FAUNISTICA vol. 8 - first papers already published

Data dodania: 2014-10-02 22:16:08

The 8th volume of Heteroptera Poloniae - Acta Faunistica  - three papers already published.

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Data dodania: 2013-12-31 19:15:01

The seventh volume of Heteroptera Poloniae - Acta Faunistica (including data on two species new for the Polish fauna, i.e. Acetropis longirostris and Oxycarenus pallens) is available
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Distribution and niche divergence of Parastrachia

Data dodania: 2013-10-12 21:32:53

Geographic distribution and niche divergence of two stinkbugs, Parastrachia japonensis and Parastrachia nagaensis

by: Zhu G., Liu G., Bu W., Lis J.A.

in: Journal of Insect Science 13 (102): 1-16. [pdf]

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Scolopostethus grandis – new to Poland

Data dodania: 2013-10-05 22:41:06

Scolopostethus grandis Horváth (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Rhyparochromidae) – a bug species new to the Polish fauna

- information on this species you can find here pdf1 pdf2

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Macroscytus species from New South Wales (Australia)

Data dodania: 2013-10-05 22:13:33

First records for two species of the genus Macroscytus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae) from New South Wales (Australia)

by: Lis J.A., Rakowiecka A.

in: Heteroptera Poloniae - Acta Faunistica vol. 6

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Data dodania: 2013-10-05 22:09:53

The sixth volume of Heteroptera Poloniae - Acta Faunistica is available.
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Heteroptera Study Group
Department of Biosystematics
Opole University
Oleska 22, 45-052 Opole, Poland
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