Affiliation: Frankfurt am Main
- A species delimitation approach in the Trochulus sericeus/hispidus complex reveals two cryptic species within a sharp contact zoneAline Dépraz
Lab Centre, Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, BioCampus Siesmayerstrasse, D 60054 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
BMC Evol Biol 9:171. 2009..We investigated the species boundaries of two cryptic lineages of the land snail genus Trochulus in a contact zone, using mitochondrial and nuclear DNA marker as well as shell morphometrics...
- Phylogeography of a land snail suggests trans-Mediterranean neolithic transportRuth Jesse
Institute of Ecology, Evolution and Diversity, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
PLoS ONE 6:e20734. 2011..The peculiar distribution of the land snail Tudorella sulcata s. str. in Southern France, Sardinia and Algeria is such a challenging case...
- Methodological framework for projecting the potential loss of intraspecific genetic diversity due to global climate changeMarkus Pfenninger
Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre BiK F by Senckenberg Research Institut and Goethe University, Senckenberganlage 25, D 60325, Frankfurt Main, Germany
BMC Evol Biol 12:224. 2012..Here we present a methodological framework for projecting the loss of intraspecific genetic diversity due to GCC...
- Factors and processes shaping the population structure and distribution of genetic variation across the species range of the freshwater snail radix balthica (Pulmonata, Basommatophora)Markus Pfenninger
Molecular Ecology Group, Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Biocampus Siesmayerstraße, Goethe University, 60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
BMC Evol Biol 11:135. 2011..This analysis was based on microsatellite variation and mitochondrial haplotypes using Generalised Linear Statistical Modelling in a Model Selection framework...
- Temporal speciation pattern in the western Mediterranean genus Tudorella P. Fischer, 1885 (Gastropoda, Pomatiidae) supports the Tyrrhenian vicariance hypothesisMarkus Pfenninger
LabCentre, Research Centre Biodiversity and Climate, Siesmayerstrasse 70, 60323 Frankfurt, Germany
Mol Phylogenet Evol 54:427-36. 2010..A scenario involving vicariance events resulting from the repeated splits of the Tyrrhenian plate with subsequent dispersal events over land bridges during the Pliocene received greatest support in the data...
- Reproductive isolation and ecological niche partition among larvae of the morphologically cryptic sister species Chironomus riparius and C. pigerMarkus Pfenninger
Abteilung Okologie and Evolution, Johan Wolfgang J W Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany
PLoS ONE 3:e2157. 2008..piger, interbreeding in the laboratory, have been shown to coexist frequently despite of their close relatedness, similar ecology and high morphological similarity...
- Cryptic animal species are homogeneously distributed among taxa and biogeographical regionsMarkus Pfenninger
Abteilung Okologie and Evolution, J W Goethe Universitat, Biologie Campus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
BMC Evol Biol 7:121. 2007..Recently published reviews have demonstrated cryptic species have profound consequences on many biological disciplines. It has been proposed that their distribution is non-random across taxa and biomes...
- Utility of DNA taxonomy and barcoding for the inference of larval community structure in morphologically cryptic Chironomus (Diptera) speciesMarkus Pfenninger
Abteilung Okologie and Evolution, J W Goethe Universitat, Frankfurt, Main, Germany
Mol Ecol 16:1957-68. 2007..We argue that DNA-based identification methods such as DNA barcoding can be a valuable tool to increase accuracy, objectivity and comparability of the taxonomic assessment in biodiversity and community ecology studies...
- Comparing the efficacy of morphologic and DNA-based taxonomy in the freshwater gastropod genus Radix (Basommatophora, Pulmonata)Markus Pfenninger
Abteilung Okologie and Evolution, J W Goethe Universitat, BioCampus Siesmayerstrasse, 60054 Frankfurt Main, Germany
BMC Evol Biol 6:100. 2006..We compared here the suitability and efficacy of traditionally used shell morphology and DNA-based methods to distinguish among species of the freshwater snail genus Radix (Basommatophora, Pulmonata)...
- Why do snails have hairs? A Bayesian inference of character evolutionMarkus Pfenninger
Abteilung Okologie and Evolution, J W Goethe Universitat, BioCampus Siesmayerstrasse, 60054 Frankfurt Main, Germany
BMC Evol Biol 5:59. 2005..In the present study, we analysed the correlation between the presence/absence of hairs and habitat conditions in the genus Trochulus in a Bayesian framework of character evolution...
- Rapid genetic erosion in pollutant-exposed experimental chironomid populationsCarsten Nowak
Abteilung Okologie und Evolution, Institut für Ökologie, Evolution und Diversität, J W Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Siesmayerstrasse 70, 60054 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Environ Pollut 157:881-6. 2009..Our findings document that chemical pollution may lead to a rapid decrease in genetic diversity, which has important implications for conservation strategies and ecological management in polluted environments...
- Evolution of freshwater crab diversity in the Aegean region (Crustacea: Brachyura: Potamidae)Ruth Jesse
Department of Ecology and Evolution, Goethe University, Siesmayerstrasse 70A, 60054 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Mol Phylogenet Evol 59:23-33. 2011..Nevertheless, the diversification of most lineages occurred during the Pleistocene epoch thus coinciding with Quaternary fluctuations of the climate...
- Alpine crossroads or origin of genetic diversity? Comparative phylogeography of two sympatric microgastropod speciesAlexander M Weigand
Department of Phylogeny and Systematics, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
PLoS ONE 7:e37089. 2012..We conclude that passive (anthropogenic) transport could mislead the interpretation of observed phylogeographical patterns in general...
- Genetic differentiation and selection against migrants in evolutionarily replicated extreme environmentsMartin Plath
J W Goethe University Frankfurt M, Evolutionary Ecology Group, Max von Laue Str 13, 60438, Frankfurt, A M, Germany
Evolution 67:2647-61. 2013....
- Genomic basis of ecological niche divergence among cryptic sister species of non-biting midgesHanno Schmidt
Molecular Ecology Group, Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre BiK F by Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and Goethe University, Biocampus Siesmayerstraße, Frankfurt am Main, 60054, Germany
BMC Genomics 14:384. 2013..Here, larval transcriptome sequences obtained by next-generation-sequencing are used to address these issues in a morphologically cryptic sister species pair of non-biting midges (Chironomus riparius and C. piger)...
- The impact of global climate change on genetic diversity within populations and speciesSteffen U Pauls
Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre BiK F by Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and Goethe University, Senckenberganlage 25, D 60325, Frankfurt Main, Germany
Mol Ecol 22:925-46. 2013..We argue that studying the fate of intraspecifc genetic diversity is an indispensable and logical venture if we are to fully understand the consequences of GCC on biodiversity on all levels...
- When Indian crabs were not yet Asian--biogeographic evidence for Eocene proximity of India and Southeast AsiaSebastian Klaus
Department of Ecology and Evolution, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
BMC Evol Biol 10:287. 2010....
- Ecological and morphological differentiation among cryptic evolutionary lineages in freshwater limpets of the nominal form-group Ancylus fluviatilis (O.F. Müller, 1774)Markus Pfenninger
Abteilung Okologie und Evolution, Zoologisches Institut der J W Goethe Universitat, Bio Campus Siesmayerstrasse, D 60054 Frankfurt Main, Germany
Mol Ecol 12:2731-45. 2003..In addition, the joint analysis suggests that ecological speciation is probable to explain current patterns...
- Evidence for survival of Pleistocene climatic changes in Northern refugia by the land snail Trochoidea geyeri (Soós 1926) (Helicellinae, Stylommatophora)Markus Pfenninger
IMEP URA CNRS 1152 Case 451, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de St, Jerome, F 13997 Marseille Cedex 20, France
BMC Evol Biol 3:8. 2003..Fossil evidence suggests that current populations of T. geyeri are relicts of a much more widespread distribution during more favourable climatic periods in the Pleistocene...
- Parallel evolution of cox genes in H2S-tolerant fish as key adaptation to a toxic environmentMarkus Pfenninger
Molecular Ecology Group, Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre by Senckenberg Naturforschende Gesellschaft and Goethe Universität, 60325 Frankfurt, Germany
Nat Commun 5:3873. 2014..Our study thus demonstrates that even closely related lineages follow both parallel and disparate molecular evolutionary paths to adaptation in response to the same selection pressure. ..
- Phylogeographic history of the land snail Candidula unifasciata (Helicellinae, Stylommatophora): fragmentation, corridor migration, and secondary contactMarkus Pfenninger
Abteilung Okologie und Evolution, Zoologisches Institut der J W Goethe Universitat, Frankfurt Main, Germany
Evolution 56:1776-88. 2002..unifasciata differs from general biogeographic patterns of postglacial colonization previously identified for other taxa, and it might represent a common model for species with restricted dispersal...
- Short read Illumina data for the de novo assembly of a non-model snail species transcriptome (Radix balthica, Basommatophora, Pulmonata), and a comparison of assembler performanceBarbara Feldmeyer
Biodiversity and Climate Research Center BiK F, Molecular Ecology Group, Biocampus Siesmayerstraße, Goethe Universitat, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
BMC Genomics 12:317. 2011..Performance of three different short read assemblers was compared with respect to: the number of contigs, their length, depth of coverage, their quality in various BLAST searches and the alignment to mitochondrial genes...
- A new approach to an old conundrum--DNA barcoding sheds new light on phenotypic plasticity and morphological stasis in microsnails (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Carychiidae)Alexander M Weigand
Institute for Ecology, Evolution and Diversity, Siesmayerstrasse 70, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Mol Ecol Resour 11:255-65. 2011..e. nondiscrete) conchological characters is subject to fallibility for many gastropod species assignments, we highly recommend the use of DNA barcoding as a taxonomic, cutting-edge method for delimiting microsnail taxa...
- Impact of a flood disaster on sediment toxicity in a major river system--the Elbe flood 2002 as a case studyMatthias Oetken
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Siesmayerstrasse 70, D 60054 Frankfurt, Germany
Environ Pollut 134:87-95. 2005....
- Inference of a radiation in Mastus (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Enidae) on the island of CreteAris Parmakelis
Natural History Museum of Crete and Department of Biology, University of Crete, P O Box 2208, Irakleio, 71409, Greece
Evolution 59:991-1005. 2005..Overall, our results favoured a nonecological radiation scenario in the Cretan Mastus species due to an allopatric divergence of secondary sexual characters...
- Rangewide phylogeography of a terrestrial slug in Europe: evidence for Alpine refugia and rapid colonization after the Pleistocene glaciationsJan Pinceel
Evolutionary Biology Group, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
Mol Ecol 14:1133-50. 2005..This full-range phylogeography suggests the existence of an alternative refugial zone, situated north of the refugial areas currently recognized in most other taxa...
- Molecular phylogeny and character evolution in the Western Palaearctic Helicidae s.l. (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora)Dirk Steinke
Department of Ecology and Evolution, J W Goethe University, D 60054 Frankfurt Main, Germany
Mol Phylogenet Evol 32:724-34. 2004..The presence of an unique loop region of the 16S rDNA gene and a short tandem repeat in the ITS-1 region provide independent evidence for the monophyly of these major two groups, and can be used for preliminary classification...