Annette Klussmann-Kolb
Goethe University Frankfurt
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#1Pedro Romero (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 5
#2Markus Pfenninger (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 33
Last. Annette Klussmann-KolbH-Index: 19
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Abstract Gastropods of the family Ellobiidae are an interesting group in which to study transitions from intertidal to terrestrial realms. However, the phylogenetic relationships within this family still lack resolution. We present a phylogenetic hypothesis of the Ellobiidae based on Bayesian and maximum likelihood phylograms. We used nuclear (18S, 28S, H3) and mitochondrial (16S, 12S, COI) data, increasing the numbers of markers and data, and making this the most comprehensive phylogenetic stud...
12 CitationsSource
#1Adrienne JochumH-Index: 6
#2Rajko SlapnikH-Index: 4
Last. Alexander M. WeigandH-Index: 12
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The minute troglobitic species, Zospeum isselianum Pollonera, 1887 (Eupulmonata: Ellobioidea, Carychiidae) is widely distributed within its Southern Alpine-Dinaric range. Its broad distribution and highly variable shell has caused this species to be historically lumped into its current taxonomic state of ambiguity. In an integrative taxonomic approach, phenotypic and genotypic data are synthesized to assess the intraspecific variability recently inferred for this taxon. We collected 16 Zospeum s...
4 CitationsSource
#1Dieter Thomas Tietze (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 12
#2Jochen Martens (University of Mainz)H-Index: 12
Last. Martin PäckertH-Index: 17
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Songs in passerine birds are important for territory defense and mating. Speciation rates in oscine passerines are so high, due to cultural evolution, that this bird lineage makes up half of the extant bird species. Leaf warblers are a speciose Old-World passerine family of limited morphological differentiation, so that songs are even more important for species delimitation. We took 16 sonographic traits from song recordings of 80 leaf warbler taxa and correlated them with 15 potentially explana...
25 CitationsSource
Abstract: The terrestrial, ellobioid taxon, Carychiidae provides an excellent case study for testing integrative taxonomy and addressing the plethora of historical species designations based on vague morphological characters. Since the Carychiidae are ephemeral, hermaphroditic microgastropods (< 2mm) inhabiting permanently moist aphotic zones of epigean (Carychium O. F. Muller, 1773) and subterranean habitats (eutroglobiont Zospeum Bourguignat, 1856), studies investigating their reproductive sys...
3 CitationsSource
#1Markus Pfenninger (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 33
#2Alexander M. Weigand (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 12
Last. Annette Klussmann-Kolb (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 19
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The Lusitanian slug, presumed to be native to south-west Europe, was ranked among the 100 worst invading species in Central Europe. However, from the very beginning of its recognition in the presumed invasion area, there was little evidence that the species was actually anthropogenically introduced. We investigated the invasive status of the species by comparing specific predictions on the population genetic structure in the invasion area with the pattern actually found. In a DNA-taxonomy approa...
25 CitationsSource
#1Heike WägeleH-Index: 22
#2Annette Klussmann-Kolb (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 19
Last. Michael SchrödlH-Index: 24
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Opisthobranchia have experienced an unsettled taxonomic history. At the moment their taxonomy is in state of dramatic flux as recent phylogenetic studies have revealed traditional Opisthobranchia to be paraphyletic or even polyphyletic, allocating some traditional opisthobranch taxa to other groups of Heterobranchia, e.g. Pulmonata. Here we review the history of Opisthobranchia and their subgroups, explain their traditionally proposed relationships, and outline the most recent phylogenetic analy...
60 CitationsSource
#1Dorian DörgeH-Index: 1
#2Stefan ZaenkerH-Index: 1
Last. Alexander M. WeigandH-Index: 12
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Speolepta leptogaster (Winnertz, 1863) is frequently occurring in European subterranean environments. As for most cave animals, studies addressing non-anatomical aspects are sparse. Here we present the first molecular study on S. leptogaster. We investigated the demographic structure (i.e. COI locus) of 69 specimens from 36 underground populations in Hesse (Central German Uplands) to get first insights into the species’ dispersal ability. In total, 14 haplotypes were revealed. Haplotype diversit...
2 CitationsSource
#1Alexander M. Weigand (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 12
#2Adrienne Jochum (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 6
Last. Annette Klussmann-Kolb (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 19
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Background Current biodiversity patterns are considered largely the result of past climatic and tectonic changes. In an integrative approach, we combine taxonomic and phylogenetic hypotheses to analyze temporal and geographic diversification of epigean (Carychium) and subterranean (Zospeum) evolutionary lineages in Carychiidae (Eupulmonata, Ellobioidea). We explicitly test three hypotheses: 1) morphospecies encompass unrecognized evolutionary lineages, 2) limited dispersal results in a close gen...
34 CitationsSource
#1Annette Klussmann-Kolb (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 19
#2Roger P. Croll (Dal: Dalhousie University)H-Index: 34
Last. Sid Staubach (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 4
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Introduction: Gastropoda are guided by several sensory organs in the head region, referred to as cephalic sensory organs (CSOs). These CSOs are innervated by distinct nerves. This study proposes a unified terminology for the cerebral nerves and the categories of CSOs and then investigates the neuroanatomy and cellular innervation patterns of these cerebral nerves, in order to homologise them. The homologisation of the cerebral nerves in conjunction with other data, e.g. ontogenetic development o...
11 CitationsSource
#1Yaron Malkowsky (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 3
#2Annette Klussmann-Kolb (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 19
Phylogenetic relationships within Pectinidae (Bivalvia, Pteriomorphia) have been investigated primarily for Pacific and Western Atlantic or commercially valuable taxa. Most molecular phylogenetic studies have revealed monophyly of pectinid bivalves but interrelationships of the different clades are still inconsistent. However, non-commercial European Pectinidae has mostly been neglected in earlier investigations and therefore the evolution and radiation of the European Pectinidae is poorly under...
6 CitationsSource