Abstract. The aim of this paper is to describe morphological characteristics of fresh- water triclads in Herzegovina and to provide a key for their. 1 Introduction. The polyclads are the most primitive free living flatworms of the phylum Platyhelminthes. These worms are dorso-ventrally. -Eight new species belonging to the genus Cycloporus (Platyhelminthes. Polycladida,. Euryleptidae) are described from Australasian waters including eastern.

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Specimens from s39 and s36 exhibited sexual reproduction. Because some populations had only one sequenced specimen s04, s18, and s30 or all of their individuals exhibited polymorphic positions, only individuals from 51 populations could be analysed. Continuing dispersal of freshwater triclads Platyhelimnthes Turbellaria in Britain with particular reference to lakes.

It mostly comprises fissiparous populations asexual reproduction by body division and platyelminthesmost likely sexually sterile, and characterized by an extremely low genetic diversity interpreted as the consequence of a recent anthropic expansion.

Moreover, it is expected that the distribution of substitutions for a functional sequence shows a bias with more differences observed at the third and first position than at the second.

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The percentage of variation for our polymorphic sequences was below 2. A recent study [ 8 ] emphasised that D.

Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. Two haplotype networks were constructed to study the relationships among haplotypes using TCS v1.

The crossed-out names of the individuals represent non-heteroplasmic specimens, and their sequences were not included in the network.

In some individuals, the sequence had to be obtained in two non-overlapping fragments since we were not able to obtain amplifications in a single fragment. None of the originally described sexual populations can be currently found [ 4 ]; but, some sexual populations in northern Africa Tunisia and Algeria have been recently reported [ 5 – 7 ].

In the subsequent analyses, we considered all of the individuals that showed a significant result to be heteroplasmic and the remaining individuals to be non-heteroplasmic.

All of the individuals with polymorphic sites exhibited significant differences jurbal the two values except for the s However, introductions due to human activities have been documented in other freshwater planarians, such as Girardia tigrina [ 18 ] and Schmidtea polychroa [ 19 ] and more recently have also been proposed for other Dugesia species [ 20 ], but in all these cases the introduced animals either have a restricted distribution Dugesia or its introduction and progression in the new areas has been followed by scientist.


Development was conducted during the January-September Conclusions The distribution and frequency of the most frequent haplotypes and the presence of heteroplasmic individuals allow us to gain an understanding of the recent history of the species, together with previous knowledge on its phylogenetic relationships and age: The independence of 19 climatic variables were tested based on the R 2 platyhelminthds Platyhelminthes; species diversity; Neotropical region; systematics; ecology.

Alignment was performed by sight based on the amino acid sequence, and the sequences were submitted to GenBank [GenBank: Tricladida Ital J Zool. Localities surrounded by purple circle were found outside of the predicted area.

Stocchino GA, Manconi R. This study aimed to develop student observation-worksheet using CAM of subsubject Phylum Platyhelminthes, Nemathelminthes, and Annelida as well as describe theoretical feasibility of student observation-worksheets using CAM plaryhelminthes subsubject Phylum Platyhelminthes, Nemathelminthes, and Annelida.

The most recent report [ 57 ] indicates that the invasion of G. Am J Hum Genet. Under certain conditions mostly in the laboratory triploid fissiparous planarians can develop hyperplasic ovaries and a copulatory apparatus [ 4910 ], these individuals are known as ex-fissiparous.

All populations were identified as D. Individuals from the Boussadia and Soukra populations s39 and s36 in Tunisia reproduce sexually [ 56 ]. Biol J Linn Soc. Nucleotide and haplotype diversity analyses The DnaSP v5. Ann Mag nat Hist S Discussion Polymorphic sequences within individuals Platyyelminthes, the presence of different copies of the mitochondrial genome within the cells of an individual, has been reported for several taxa [ 2434 – 39 ] and was an expected outcome in the case of fissiparous flatworms, where somatic heteroplasmy would be inherited through clonal reproduction Additional file 1: J Fish Res Board Can.

A new mutation in a neoblast would expand in the individual when this neoblast generates new tissues after the fission of the animal, thus increasing frequency of the mutation in the individual.


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However, some specimens from the s55 population from Crete possessed a copulatory apparatus and were consequently considered sexual individuals.

Formation of arcuate orogenic belts in the western Mediterranean region; pp. Some regions that are potentially suitable for D. Maximum entropy modeling of species geographic distributions. Approximately 15 individuals between 1 and 20, Additional file 2: If you think you plaatyhelminthes have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Therefore, we assumed that errors in the PCR process followed a Poisson distribution, and the expected mean was computed using the polymerase error rate 6.

It has also been observed that during spring and autumn, higher rates of fissioning occur [ 54 ]. Int J Dev Biol. Print Save Cite Email Share. Moreover, the cloning results showed that haplotypes A, B and C were present jurbal in some of the specimens Additional file 2: The Platyhelminthes previously included the Acoela and Nemertodermatida, but morphology, embryology, and molecular phylogeny suggest that they belong to a separate clade, Acoelomorpha, which is basal to the Eubilateria.

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The red dots show the observation points used for the prediction analysis, and the yellow dots show known localities discarded from the analysis s13, s15, s17, s19, s20, s22, s25, s30, s32, s34, s35, s45 and s Proc Natl Acad Sci.

In this manner, we would expect to observe cells with different sequences within one individual. Finally four independent climatic variables were used: Freshwater planarians do not exhibit larval dispersal stages or forms resistant to desiccation; these individuals thus require contiguous freshwater bodies to survive and disperse [ 1617 ]. Genetic uniformity characterizes the invasive spread of platghelminthes hyacinth Eichhornia crassipesa clonal aquatic plant.