Navigation Links
Millipede family added to Australian fauna
Date:8/30/2012

An entire group of millipedes previously unknown in Australia has been discovered by a specialist on museum shelves. Hundreds of tiny specimens of the widespread tropical family Pyrgodesmidae have been found among bulk samples in two museums, showing that native pyrgodesmids are not only widespread in Australia's tropical and subtropical forests, but are also abundant and diverse. The study has been published in the open access journal ZooKeys.

"Most pyrgodesmid species are so small they could be easily overlooked," explained millipede specialist Dr Robert Mesibov, of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, Tasmania. "What's interesting is how thoroughly overlooked they've been. We now know there are dozens of native species of these millipedes in our warm, wet forests, stretching over more than 2000 km on Australia's east coast."

Six new species and three new genera of the colorful, curiously sculptured millipedes have now been described from Australia, all from the state of Queensland.

"It's a great example of the value of museum collections," said Dr Mesibov. "Scientists from the Queensland Museum and CSIRO Entomology collected bagfuls of leaf litter in hundreds of places over many years. They extracted bugs in bulk from the fresh litter and took out just the ones they were studying, usually beetles. The remaining bugs are in 'residues' stored in the Queensland Museum and the Australian National Insect Collection."

Dr Mesibov said it's n
'/>"/>

Contact: Robert Mesibov
mesibov@southcom.com.au
61-364-371-195
Pensoft Publishers
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Helping family is key for social birds
2. Parkinsons disease gene identified with help of Mennonite family: UBC-VCH research
3. FirstMark Exhibiting and Presenting at the San Diego Academy of Family Physicians 55th Annual Postgraduate Symposium
4. Family values
5. Discovery of a new family of key mitochondrial proteins for the function and viability of the brain
6. Starting a family does not encourage parents to eat healthier
7. Family history of liver cancer increases risk of developing the disease
8. Merkin Family Foundation to fund next generation of Broad Institute scientists
9. Nanoparticles added to platelets double internal injury survival rate
10. Virginia Tech announces 2012 football helmet ratings; 2 more added to the 5-star mark
11. Fish oil added to yogurt may help consumers meet daily nutritional requirements
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Millipede family added to Australian fauna
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( ... "Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button Synaptics ... offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... technology than the iPhone 5S, Samsung introduces for ... product. The Galaxy S5 home button ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Dec. 16, 2014 Research and Markets ... of the "Global Chemical Sensor Market 2015-2019" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 One major ... demand for medical sensors in biomedical applications. Chemical ... quick and correct diagnosis during surgical procedures. The ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... , Dec. 09, 2014 Research and ... ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9ql3kr/biometrics_market ) has ... in India 2015-2019" report to their offering. ... this market is the adoption of multimodal biometric ... characteristic of an individual for verification and identification ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Technology Analysis 2Global Chemical Sensor Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are Abbott Laboratories, Bayer, Hoffmann La-Roche, Johnson & Johnson, NGK Spark Plugs and Robert Bosch 2Biometrics Market in India 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, NEC, Safran and Suprema 2
... Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute have developed a new method ... , an important but less studied spreader of human malaria. ... primary cause of malaria in humans in South America and ... genome of the An. albimanus mosquito has not ...
... 2013 Arthur Lander, a recognized leader in the emerging ... causes for some cancers and birth defects, has been named ... UC Irvine. The Bren Professors Endowment was established with ... to help UC Irvine attract and retain the nation,s foremost ...
... has been studying several hybrid nanomaterials, i.e. combinations of synthetic ... defend his doctoral thesis at the University of Helsinki in ... on the scale of a billionth of a metre, matter ... Neither is it always known what types of effects the ...
Cached Biology News:New method for researching understudied malaria-spreading mosquitoes 2Developmental biologist Arthur Lander named Donald Bren Professor 2Is nanosilver toxic? 2Is nanosilver toxic? 3
(Date:12/22/2014)... Dec. 22, 2014  ( www.competitivehealth.com ) — Competitive ... medical bill review and advocacy service, has signed an ... WellCard Savings discount health services marketplace. 63% ... more than they expected to pay. As part of ... costs, WellCard Savings is pleased to offer medical bill ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Fertility Associates of Memphis ... Bank USA , a network of more than 20 ... partnership, patients have fast access to a national pool ... IVF . Fertility Associates of Memphis is the only ... treatment option. , Dr. William Kutteh , director ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy (BioPlus), one ... of Nick Maroulis, Pharm.D. to the newly created position ... In this position, Dr. Maroulis will continue to manage ... of our multi-site pharmacies as the company expands. Dr. ... that time he has served in many different capacities ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 19, 2014 Bina Technologies, Inc. (Bina, ... that they have been acquired by Roche (SIX: RO, ... privately held company that provides a big data platform ... (NGS) data for the academic and translational research markets. ... and will continue to focus on development of their ...
Breaking Biology Technology:WellCard Savings Announces CoPatient Medical Bill Review Service for Members 2Fertility Associates of Memphis Announces Partnership with Donor Egg Bank USA 2Fertility Associates of Memphis Announces Partnership with Donor Egg Bank USA 3BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Promotes Dr. Nick Maroulis to Vice President of Specialty Pharmacy Services 2Bina Technologies is acquired by Roche. 2Bina Technologies is acquired by Roche. 3
... AltheaDx, Inc . today announced the ... molecular pathology lab for application in biomarker discovery and ... both monitoring known and discovering new complex genetic changes ... addition of NGS greatly expands our OncoScore™ initiative and ...
... June 27, 2011 MedeAnalytics, a leading provider ... launch of its Patient Access Resource Center. Created ... end of the revenue cycle, the resource center ... and industry trends, as well as best-practice tools ...
... LA JOLLA, Calif., June 24, 2011 Cebix Incorporated ... of C-peptide, Ersatta™ (CBX129801), demonstrated a half-life ... native C-peptide. Ersatta halted the impairment in nerve conduction ... signals travel through the nerves, in an animal model ...
Cached Biology Technology:AltheaDx Incorporates Next-Generation Sequencing Into Its Clinical Testing Pipeline. 2AltheaDx Incorporates Next-Generation Sequencing Into Its Clinical Testing Pipeline. 3Cebix's Long-Acting C-Peptide Ersatta™ has Potential in Multiple Chronic Complications of Diabetes 2Cebix's Long-Acting C-Peptide Ersatta™ has Potential in Multiple Chronic Complications of Diabetes 3
... protein A media yield highly purified ... to analysis of other immunoglobulin classes, ... purification. Protein A binds to the ... from mammalian species. This ready-to-use, bottled ...
... bis- (3-D-Gluconamidopropyl)deoxycholamide White solid. HYGROSCOPIC. ... CHAPSO. Has reduced electrostatic interactions that do ... DEAE-cellulose. Aggregation number: 8-16. Purity: ≥95% ... O. Aggregation number 8 - 16, CMC ...
Goat Anti-Horse IgG(T) Antibody, Unconjugated...
Goat polyclonal to STMN2 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Synthetic peptide: AKTAMAYKEK, corresponding to C terminal amino acids 2-11 of STMN2. Entrez Gene ID: 11075 Swi...
Biology Products: