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Prospects and challenges of environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring in freshwater ponds (2018)
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Harper, L. R., Buxton, A. S., Rees, H. C., Bruce, K., Brys, R., Halfmaerten, D., …Hänfling, B. (2019). Prospects and challenges of environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring in freshwater ponds. Hydrobiologia, 826(1), 25-41. doi:10.1007/s10750-018-3750-5

© 2018, The Author(s). Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis is a rapid, non-invasive, cost-efficient biodiversity monitoring tool with enormous potential to inform aquatic conservation and management. Development is ongoing, with strong commercial inter... Read More

Mu-DNA: a modular universal DNA extraction method adaptable for a wide range of sample types (2018)
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Sellers, G. S., Di Muri, C., Gómez, A., & Hänfling, B. (2018). Mu-DNA: a modular universal DNA extraction method adaptable for a wide range of sample types. Metabarcoding and Metagenomics, 2, (e24556). doi:10.3897/mbmg.2.24556. ISSN 2534-9708

Efficient DNA extraction is fundamental to molecular studies. However, commercial kits are expensive when a large number of samples need to be processed. Here we present a simple, modular and adaptable DNA extraction ‘toolkit’ for the isolation of hi... Read More

The effect of filtration method on the efficiency of environmental DNA capture and quantification via metabarcoding (2018)
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Li, J., Lawson Handley, L. J., Read, D. S., & Hänfling, B. (2018). The effect of filtration method on the efficiency of environmental DNA capture and quantification via metabarcoding. Molecular Ecology Resources, 18(5), 1102-1114. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12899

© 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Environmental DNA (eDNA) is a promising tool for rapid and noninvasive biodiversity monitoring. eDNA density is low in environmental samples, and a capture method, such as filtration, is often required to concentrate e... Read More

A new molecular diagnostic tool for surveying and monitoring Triops cancriformis populations (2017)
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Sellers, G. S., Griffin, L. R., Hänfling, B., & Gómez, A. (2017). A new molecular diagnostic tool for surveying and monitoring Triops cancriformis populations. PeerJ, 2017(5), doi:10.7717/peerj.3228

© 2017 Sellers et al. The tadpole shrimp, Triops cancriformis, is a freshwater crustacean listed as endangered in the UK and Europe living in ephemeral pools. Populations are threatened by habitat destruction due to land development for agriculture a... Read More

Genetic evidence challenges the native status of a threatened freshwater fish (Carassius carassius) in England (2017)
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Jeffries, D. L., Copp, G. H., Maes, G. E., Lawson Handley, L., Sayer, C. D., & Hänfling, B. (2017). Genetic evidence challenges the native status of a threatened freshwater fish (Carassius carassius) in England. Ecology and Evolution, 7(9), (2871-2882). doi:10.1002/ece3.2831. ISSN 2045-7758

© 2017 The Authors. Ecology and Evolution published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. A fundamental consideration for the conservation of a species is the extent of its native range, that is, regions naturally colonized. However, both natural processes and... Read More

Transition in sexual system and sex chromosome evolution in the tadpole shrimp Triops cancriformis (2015)
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Mathers, T. C., Hammond, R. L., Jenner, R., Hänfling, B., Atkins, J., & Gómez, A. (2015). Transition in sexual system and sex chromosome evolution in the tadpole shrimp Triops cancriformis. Heredity, 115(1), 37-46. doi:10.1038/hdy.2015.10

© 2015 Macmillan Publishers Limited All rights reserved. Transitions in sexual system and reproductive mode may affect the course of sex chromosome evolution, for instance by altering the strength of sexually antagonistic selection. However, there ha... Read More

Multiple global radiations in tadpole shrimps challenge the concept of 'living fossils' (2013)
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Mathers, T. C., Hammond, R. L., Jenner, R. A., Hänfling, B., & Gomez, A. (2013). Multiple global radiations in tadpole shrimps challenge the concept of 'living fossils'. PeerJ, 1, e62. doi:10.7717/peerj.62

‘Living fossils’, a phrase first coined by Darwin, are defined as species with limited recent diversification and high morphological stasis over long periods of evolutionary time. Morphological stasis, however, can potentially lead to div... Read More

High lability of sexual system over 250 million years of evolution in morphologically conservative tadpole shrimps (2013)
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Mathers, T. C., Jenner, R. A., Zierold, T., Hammond, R. L., Hänfling, B., & Gomez, A. (2013). High lability of sexual system over 250 million years of evolution in morphologically conservative tadpole shrimps. BMC evolutionary biology, 13(1), (30). doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-30. ISSN 1471-2148

Background Sexual system is a key factor affecting the genetic diversity, population structure, genome structure and the evolutionary potential of species. The sexual system androdioecy – where males and hermaphrodites coexist in populations – is ext... Read More

Invasive alien Crustacea: dispersal, establishment, impact and control (2011)
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Hänfling, B., Edwards, F., & Gherardi, F. (2011). Invasive alien Crustacea: dispersal, establishment, impact and control. BioControl, 56(4), (573-595). doi:10.1007/s10526-011-9380-8. ISSN 1386-6141

The subphylum Crustacea includes the most successful species among aquatic alien invaders. The impacts of invasive alien crustaceans (IAC) are often substantial, due to the complex trophic role of most of these species leading to cascading effects th... Read More

Sex ratio, reproductive mode and genetic diversity in Triops cancriformis (2009)
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Zierold, T., Montero-Pau, J., Hänfling, B., & Gómez, A. (2009). Sex ratio, reproductive mode and genetic diversity in Triops cancriformis. Freshwater biology, 54(7), 1392-1405. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2009.02191.x

1. Aquatic invertebrates display a wide array of alternative reproductive modes from apomixis to hermaphroditism and cyclical parthenogenesis. These have important effects on genetic diversity and population structure. Populations of the 'living foss... Read More

Genetic diversity and population structure of the Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis in its native range (2009)
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Sui, L., Zhang, F., Wang, X., Bossier, P., Sorgeloos, P., & Hänfling, B. (2009). Genetic diversity and population structure of the Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis in its native range. Marine Biology, 156(8), (1573-1583). doi:10.1007/s00227-009-1193-2. ISSN 0025-3162

The Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis is an indigenous and economically important species in China, but can also be found as invasive species in Europe and America. Mitten crabs have been exploited extensively as a food resource since the 1990s.... Read More

Molecular studies on the Niphargus kochianus group (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Niphargidae) in Great Britain and Ireland (2008)
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Haenfling, B. (2008). Molecular studies on the Niphargus kochianus group (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Niphargidae) in Great Britain and Ireland. Cave and Karst Science, 35(42767), (35 - 40). ISSN 1356-191X

The Niphargus kochianus group is one of the most westerly and northerly components of the genus Niphargus. All taxa within the group were delimited by morphological characters. However, recent research suggests that morphology alone is inadequate in... Read More