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ItemDiversification of exogenous genes in vivo in Neurospora(2003) Rasmussen, J P; Yeadon, Patricia Jane; Bowring, Frederick James; Catcheside, David Edward; Gabe, G; Cambareri, E B; Kato, E; Stuart, W D ItemBiopotentials of marine sponges from China oceans; past and future(2003) Xue, S; Yuan, Q; Zhang, Wei; Zhang, Xun; Zhao, Quanyu; Yu, Xingju; Li, J ItemEvolution of subterranean diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporini, Bidessini) in the arid zone of Australia(2003) Leijs, Remko; Watts, Chris H.S.; Cooper, Steven J B; Humphreys, William FAbstract Calcrete aquifers in arid inland Australia have recently been found to contain the world's most diverse assemblage of subterranean diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). In this study we test whether the adaptive shift hypothesis (ASH) or the climatic relict hypothesis (CRH) is the most likely mode of evolution for the Australian subterranean diving beetles by using a phylogeny based on two sequenced fragments of mitochondrial genes (CO1 and 16S‐tRNA‐ND1) and linearized using a relaxed molecular clock method. Most individual calcrete aquifers contain an assemblage of diving beetle species of distantly related lineages and/or a single pair of sister species that significantly differ in size and morphology. Evolutionary transitions from surface to subterranean life took place in a relatively small time frame between nine and four million years ago. Most of the variation in divergence times of the sympatric sister species is explained by the variation in latitude of the localities, which correlates with the onset of aridity from the north to the south and with an aridity maximum in the Early Pliocene (five mya). We conclude that individual calcrete aquifers were colonized by several distantly related diving beetle lineages. Several lines of evidence from molecular clock analyses support the CRH, indicating that all evolutionary transitions took place during the Late Miocene and Early Pliocene as a result of aridification. ItemMolecular phylogenetics of allodapine bees, with implications for the evolution of sociality and progressive rearing(2003) Schwarz, Michael Philip; Bull, N J; Cooper, Steven J B ItemTaxonomic update and Lucid key for introduced blackberry in Australia(Weed Society of NSW, 2004) Symon, David E; Oliver, Julie A; Whalen, Molly Ann; Barker, Robyn M; Evans, Katherine J; Hosking, John R ItemSystematics and evolution of the sthenurine kangaroo(University of California Publications, 2004) Prideaux, Gavin John ItemA taxonomic revision and morphological variation within Eucalyptus series Subulatae subseries Oleaginae (Myrtaceae), including the oil mallee complex, of south-western Australia(2005) Nicolle, Dean; Byrne, M; Whalen, Molly Ann ItemRegressive evolution of an eye pigment gene in independently evolved eyeless subterranean diving beetles(2005) Leijs, Remko; Cooper, Steven J B; Strecker, Ulrike; Wilkens, Horst ItemMorphological variation and phylogenetic relationships within Eucalyptus series Subulatae (Myrtaceae) of southern Australia(2006) Nicolle, Dean; Whalen, Molly Ann; Mackay, Duncan Alexander ItemA taxonomic revision and morphological variation within Eucalyptus series Subulatae subseries Spirales (Myrtaceae) of southern Australia(2006) Nicolle, Dean; Whalen, Molly Ann ItemSystematic status of Aponomma tachyglossi Roberts (Acari: Ixodidae) from echidnas, Tachyglossus aculeatus, from Queensland, Australia(2006) Dixon, Bruce Richard; Petney, Trevor N; Andrews, Ross Hector; Beveridge, Ian; Bull, Christopher Michael; Chilton, Neil B ItemMolecular phylogenetics of the exoneurine Allodapine bees reveal an ancient and puzzling dispersal from Africa to Australia(2006) Schwarz, Michael Philip; Fuller, Susan J; Tierney, Simon M; Cooper, Steven J B ItemPhylogenetic analyses of life history traits in allodapine bees and social evolution(St Petersburg University Press, 2006) Schwarz, Michael Philip; Tierney, Simon M; Chapman, Thomas William ItemGuano-derived deposits within the sandy cave fills of Naracoorte, South Australia(2006) Forbes, Matthew Sean; Bestland, Erick Anthony ItemLate Pleistocene megafauna site at Black Creek Swamp, Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia(2006) Wells, Roderick Tucker; Grun, Rainer; Sullivan, Jo; Bestland, Erick Anthony; Forbes, Matthew Sean; Dalgairns, Simone; Rhodes, Ed J; Walshe, Keryn Anne; Spooner, Nigel A; Eggins, Stephen ItemCooperative nesting and complex female-biased sex allocation in a tropical allodapine bee(2006) Thompson, Shannon; Schwarz, Michael Philip ItemPliocene and earlier pleistocene marsupial evolution in southeastern Australia(2006) Tedford, Richard H; Wells, Roderick Tucker; Prideaux, Gavin John ItemAdaptive divergence in contiguous populations of Darwin's Small Ground Finch (Geospiza fuliginosa)(2006) Kleindorfer, Sonia Marie; Chapman, Thomas William; Winkler, Hans; Sulloway, Frank ItemResolution of the taxonomy of Eriocaulon (Eriocaulaceae) taxa endemic to Australian mound springs, using morphometrics and AFLP markers.(2007) Cheong, Judy P-E; Leach, Gregory L; Mackay, Duncan Alexander; Craigie, Andrew Ian; Whalen, Molly Ann; Davies, Richard Jean-Pierre ItemEvolution of sociality by natural selection on variances in reproductive fitness: evidence from a social bee(2007) Schwarz, Michael Philip; Stevens, Mark Ian; Hogendoorn, KatjaThe Central Limit Theorem (CLT) is a statistical principle that states that as the number of repeated samples from any population increase, the variance among sample means will decrease and means will become more normally distributed. It has been conjectured that the CLT has the potential to provide benefits for group living in some animals via greater predictability in food acquisition, if the number of foraging bouts increases with group size. The potential existence of benefits for group living derived from a purely statistical principle is highly intriguing and it has implications for the origins of sociality.