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High endemic freshwater mussel (Bivalvia: Unionida) diversity in western Borneo, with description of three new species (2024)
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The freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida) of the biodiversity hotspot Sundaland are experiencing severe anthropogenic threats, whilst their diversity and distribution remain poorly understood. Here, we present the first modern-day data on Unionida... Read More about High endemic freshwater mussel (Bivalvia: Unionida) diversity in western Borneo, with description of three new species.

Integrative phylogenetic, phylogeographic and morphological characterisation of the Unio crassus species complex reveals cryptic diversity with important conservation implications (2024)
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The global decline of freshwater mussels and their crucial ecological services highlight the need to understand their phylogeny, phylogeography and patterns of genetic diversity to guide conservation efforts. Such knowledge is urgently needed for Uni... Read More about Integrative phylogenetic, phylogeographic and morphological characterisation of the Unio crassus species complex reveals cryptic diversity with important conservation implications.

Freshwater mussel conservation: A global horizon scan of emerging threats and opportunities (2022)
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Aldridge, D. C., Ollard, I. S., Bespalaya, Y. V., Bolotov, I. N., Douda, K., Geist, J., …Zieritz, A. (2023). Freshwater mussel conservation: A global horizon scan of emerging threats and opportunities. Global Change Biology, 29(3), 575-589. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16510

We identified 14 emerging and poorly understood threats and opportunities for addressing the global conservation of freshwater mussels over the next decade. A panel of 17 researchers and stakeholders from six continents submitted a total of 56 topics... Read More about Freshwater mussel conservation: A global horizon scan of emerging threats and opportunities.

Integrated taxonomy reveals new threatened freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Hyriidae: Westralunio) from southwestern Australia (2022)
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Klunzinger, M. W., Whisson, C., Zieritz, A., Benson, J. A., Stewart, B. A., & Kirkendale, L. (2022). Integrated taxonomy reveals new threatened freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Hyriidae: Westralunio) from southwestern Australia. Scientific Reports, 12(1), Article 20385. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-24767-5

The freshwater mussel Westralunio carteri (Iredale, 1934) has long been considered the sole Westralunio species in Australia, limited to the Southwest and listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List and under Australian legislation. Here, we used speci... Read More about Integrated taxonomy reveals new threatened freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Hyriidae: Westralunio) from southwestern Australia.

A roadmap for the conservation of freshwater mussels in Europe (2022)
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Sousa, R., Zając, T., Halabowski, D., Aksenova, O. V., Bespalaya, Y. V., Carvalho, F., …Aldridge, D. C. (2023). A roadmap for the conservation of freshwater mussels in Europe. Conservation Biology, 37(2), Article e13994. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13994

Europe has a long history of human pressure on freshwater ecosystems. As pressure continues to grow and new threats emerge, there is an urgent need for conservation of freshwater biodiversity and its ecosystem services. However, whilst some taxonomic... Read More about A roadmap for the conservation of freshwater mussels in Europe.

A global synthesis of ecosystem services provided and disrupted by freshwater bivalve molluscs (2022)
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Zieritz, A., Sousa, R., Aldridge, D. C., Douda, K., Esteves, E., Ferreira-Rodríguez, N., …Vaz, A. S. (2022). A global synthesis of ecosystem services provided and disrupted by freshwater bivalve molluscs. Biological Reviews, 97(5), 1967-1998. https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12878

Identification of ecosystem services, i.e. the contributions that ecosystems make to human well-being, has proven instrumental in galvanising public and political support for safeguarding biodiversity and its benefits to people. Here we synthesise th... Read More about A global synthesis of ecosystem services provided and disrupted by freshwater bivalve molluscs.

DNA metabarcoding unravels unknown diversity and distribution patterns of tropical freshwater invertebrates (2022)
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Zieritz, A., Lee, P. S., Han, W. E. W., Lim, S. Y., Sing, K. W., Chan, W. N., …Wilson, J. J. (2022). DNA metabarcoding unravels unknown diversity and distribution patterns of tropical freshwater invertebrates. Freshwater Biology, 67(8), 1411-1427. https://doi.org/10.1111/fwb.13926

Tropical freshwater invertebrate species are becoming extinct without being described, and effective conservation is hampered by a lack of taxonomic and distribution data. DNA metabarcoding is a promising tool for rapid biodiversity assessments that... Read More about DNA metabarcoding unravels unknown diversity and distribution patterns of tropical freshwater invertebrates.

Taxonomic revision and conservation assessment of the Southeast Asian freshwater mussel genus Chamberlainia Simpson, 1900 (2022)
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Goncalves, A., Zieritz, A., Lopes-Lima, M., Deein, G., & Pfeiffer, J. (2022). Taxonomic revision and conservation assessment of the Southeast Asian freshwater mussel genus Chamberlainia Simpson, 1900. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 88(2), Article eyac008. https://doi.org/10.1093/mollus/eyac008

Chamberlainia hainesiana (Lea, 1856) (Unionidae) is the most economically important freshwater mussel in Thailand and is commonly used in food, spiritual ceremonies and pearl culture. Despite the clear economic importance of this monotypic genus, the... Read More about Taxonomic revision and conservation assessment of the Southeast Asian freshwater mussel genus Chamberlainia Simpson, 1900.

A new genus and two new, rare freshwater mussel (Bivalvia: Unionidae) species endemic to Borneo are threatened by ongoing habitat destruction (2021)
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Zieritz, A., Jainih, L., Pfeiffer, J., Rahim, K. A. A., Prayogo, H., Sofwan Anwari, M., …Lopes-Lima, M. (2021). A new genus and two new, rare freshwater mussel (Bivalvia: Unionidae) species endemic to Borneo are threatened by ongoing habitat destruction. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 31(11), 3169-3183. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3695

1. Most of the Bornean endemic freshwater mussel (Unionida) species known to date have not been recorded by science for the past 50 years or more, owing to a lack of research effort and presumed population losses. 2. This study assessed current pa... Read More about A new genus and two new, rare freshwater mussel (Bivalvia: Unionidae) species endemic to Borneo are threatened by ongoing habitat destruction.

The role of anthropogenic habitats in freshwater mussel conservation (2021)
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Sousa, R., Halabowski, D., Labecka, A. M., Douda, K., Aksenova, O., Bespalaya, Y., …Nogueira, J. (2021). The role of anthropogenic habitats in freshwater mussel conservation. Global Change Biology, 27(11), 2298-2314. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15549

Anthropogenic freshwater habitats may provide undervalued prospects for long‐term conservation as part of species conservation planning. This fundamental, but overlooked, issue requires attention considering the pace that humans have been altering na... Read More about The role of anthropogenic habitats in freshwater mussel conservation.

Mitogenomic phylogeny and fossil-calibrated mutation rates for all F- and M-type mtDNA genes of the largest freshwater mussel family, the Unionidae (Bivalvia) (2020)
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Zieritz, A., Froufe, E., Bolotov, I., Gonçalves, D. V., Aldridge, D. C., Bogan, A. E., …Lopes-Lima, M. (2021). Mitogenomic phylogeny and fossil-calibrated mutation rates for all F- and M-type mtDNA genes of the largest freshwater mussel family, the Unionidae (Bivalvia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 193(3), 1088-1107. https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlaa153

The Unionidae represent an excellent model taxon for unravelling the drivers of freshwater diversity, but, phylogeographic studies on Southeast Asian taxa are hampered by lack of a comprehensive phylogeny and mutation rates for this fauna. We present... Read More about Mitogenomic phylogeny and fossil-calibrated mutation rates for all F- and M-type mtDNA genes of the largest freshwater mussel family, the Unionidae (Bivalvia).

Towards the conservation of Borneo’s freshwater mussels: rediscovery of the endemic Ctenodesma borneensis and first record of the non-native Sinanodonta lauta (2020)
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Zieritz, A., Taha, H., Lopes-Lima, M., Pfeiffer, J., Sing, K. W., Sulaiman, Z., …Rahim, K. A. (2020). Towards the conservation of Borneo’s freshwater mussels: rediscovery of the endemic Ctenodesma borneensis and first record of the non-native Sinanodonta lauta. Biodiversity and Conservation, 29(7), 2235–2253. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-020-01971-1

The freshwater mussel fauna of Borneo is highly endemic, with at least 11 species being unique to that island. Most of these species have not been recorded for at least 50 years owing to a lack of sampling effort and large-scale habitat destruction a... Read More about Towards the conservation of Borneo’s freshwater mussels: rediscovery of the endemic Ctenodesma borneensis and first record of the non-native Sinanodonta lauta.

Conservation status assessment and a new method for establishing conservation priorities for freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida) in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River drainage (2020)
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Yang, X., Liu, X., Ouyang, S., Zanatta, D. T., Lopes‐Lima, M., Bogan, A. E., …Wu, X. (2020). Conservation status assessment and a new method for establishing conservation priorities for freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida) in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River drainage. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 30(5), 1000-1011. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3298

1. The freshwater mussel (Unionida) fauna of the Yangtze River is among the most diverse on Earth. In recent decades, human activities have caused habitat degradation in the river, and previous studies estimated that up to 80% of the mussel specie... Read More about Conservation status assessment and a new method for establishing conservation priorities for freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida) in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River drainage.

Freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) from the rising sun (Far East Asia): phylogeny, systematics, and distribution (2020)
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Lopes-Lima, M., Hattori, A., Kondo, T., Hee Lee, J., Ki Kim, S., Shirai, A., …Froufe, E. (2020). Freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) from the rising sun (Far East Asia): phylogeny, systematics, and distribution. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 146, Article 106755. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2020.106755

Freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) is a diverse family with around 700 species being widespread in the Northern Hemisphere and Africa. These animals fulfill key ecological functions and provide important services to humans. Unfortunately, popul... Read More about Freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) from the rising sun (Far East Asia): phylogeny, systematics, and distribution.

Challenges and considerations of applying nature-based solutions in low- and middle-income countries in Southeast and East Asia (2020)
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Lechner, A. M., Gomes, R. L., Rodrigues, L., Ashfold, M. J., Selvam, S. B., Wong, E. P., …Gibbins, C. (2020). Challenges and considerations of applying nature-based solutions in low- and middle-income countries in Southeast and East Asia. Blue-Green Systems, 2(1), 331-351. https://doi.org/10.2166/bgs.2020.014

Low- and middle-income countries in Southeast and East Asia face a range of challenges related to the rapid pace of urbanisation in the region, the scale of pollution, climate change, loss of ecosystem services and associated difficulties for ecologi... Read More about Challenges and considerations of applying nature-based solutions in low- and middle-income countries in Southeast and East Asia.

Phylogeny of European Anodontini (Bivalvia: Unionidae) with a redescription of Anodonta exulcerata (2019)
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Riccardi, N., Froufe, E., Bogan, A. E., Zieritz, A., Teixeira, A., Vanetti, I., …Lopes-Lima, M. (2020). Phylogeny of European Anodontini (Bivalvia: Unionidae) with a redescription of Anodonta exulcerata. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 189(3), 745–761. https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlz136

Freshwater bivalves are highly threatened and globally declining due to multiple anthropogenic impacts, making them important conservation targets. Because conservation policies and actions generally occur at the species level, accurate species ident... Read More about Phylogeny of European Anodontini (Bivalvia: Unionidae) with a redescription of Anodonta exulcerata.

Mesozoic mitogenome rearrangements and freshwater mussel (Bivalvia: Unionoidea) macroevolution (2019)
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Froufe, E., Bolotov, I., Aldridge, D. C., Bogan, A. E., Breton, S., Gan, H. M., …Lopes-Lima, M. (2020). Mesozoic mitogenome rearrangements and freshwater mussel (Bivalvia: Unionoidea) macroevolution. Heredity, 124, 182–196. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41437-019-0242-y

© 2019, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to The Genetics Society. Using a new fossil-calibrated mitogenome-based approach, we identified macroevolutionary shifts in mitochondrial gene order among the freshwater mussels (Unionoidea). We show tha... Read More about Mesozoic mitogenome rearrangements and freshwater mussel (Bivalvia: Unionoidea) macroevolution.

Effects of mussels on nutrient cycling and bioseston in two contrasting tropical freshwater habitats (2019)
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Zieritz, A., Najwa Binti Mahadzir, F., Ning, C. W., & Mcgowan, S. (2019). Effects of mussels on nutrient cycling and bioseston in two contrasting tropical freshwater habitats. Hydrobiologia, 835(1), 179-191. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-019-3937-4

Freshwater mussels (Unionida) can strongly affect nutrient cycling in temperate ecosystems but data from the tropics is lacking. We quantified the effects of mussel filtration, excretion and biodeposition on nutrient and photosynthetic pigment concen... Read More about Effects of mussels on nutrient cycling and bioseston in two contrasting tropical freshwater habitats.

Revisiting the North American freshwater mussel genus Quadrula sensu lato (Bivalvia Unionidae): phylogeny, taxonomy and species delineation (2019)
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Lopes‐Lima, M., Burlakova, L., Karatayev, A., Gomes‐dos‐Santos, A., Zieritz, A., Froufe, E., & Bogan, A. E. (2019). Revisiting the North American freshwater mussel genus Quadrula sensu lato (Bivalvia Unionidae): phylogeny, taxonomy and species delineation. Zoologica Scripta, 48(3), 313-336. https://doi.org/10.1111/zsc.12344

© 2019 Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Freshwater mussels (Bivalvia, Unionidae) have suffered strong declines over the last century. High morphological plasticity of Unionidae causes disturbances in their systematics and taxonomy, hampering conserv... Read More about Revisiting the North American freshwater mussel genus Quadrula sensu lato (Bivalvia Unionidae): phylogeny, taxonomy and species delineation.

Biochemical composition of freshwater mussels in Malaysia: A neglected nutrient source for rural communities (2018)
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Zieritz, A., Azam-Ali, S., Marriott, A. L., Nasir, N. A. B. M., Ng, Q. N., Razak, N. A. A. B. A., & Watts, M. (2018). Biochemical composition of freshwater mussels in Malaysia: A neglected nutrient source for rural communities. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 72, 104-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfca.2018.06.012

Nutrient deficiency is still prevalent in Southeast Asia. Freshwater mussels (Unionida) are widespread and consumed by low-income, rural and indigenous communities, but their biochemistry is poorly known. We assessed concentrations of nutrients and h... Read More about Biochemical composition of freshwater mussels in Malaysia: A neglected nutrient source for rural communities.

Expansion and systematics redefinition of the most threatened freshwater mussel family, the Margaritiferidae (2018)
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Lopes-Lima, M., Bolotov, I. N., Do, V. T., Aldridge, D. C., Fonseca, M. M., Gan, H. M., …Bogan, A. E. (2018). Expansion and systematics redefinition of the most threatened freshwater mussel family, the Margaritiferidae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 127, 98-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2018.04.041

© 2018 Elsevier Inc. Two Unionida (freshwater mussel) families are present in the Northern Hemisphere; the Margaritiferidae, representing the most threatened of unionid families, and the Unionidae, which include several genera of unresolved taxonomic... Read More about Expansion and systematics redefinition of the most threatened freshwater mussel family, the Margaritiferidae.

Current and future effects of global change on a hotspot's freshwater diversity (2018)
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Gallardo, B., Bogan, A. E., Harun, S., Jainih, L., Lopes-Lima, M., Pizarro, M., …Zieritz, A. (2018). Current and future effects of global change on a hotspot's freshwater diversity. Science of the Total Environment, 635, 750-760. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.04.056

Deforestation, climate change and invasive species constitute three global threats to biodiversity that act synergistically. However, drivers and rates of loss of freshwater biodiversity now and in the future are poorly understood. Here we focus on t... Read More about Current and future effects of global change on a hotspot's freshwater diversity.

Development and evaluation of hotshot protocols for cost-and time-effective extraction of PCR-ready DNA from single freshwater mussel larvae (Bivalvia: Unionida) (2018)
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Zieritz, A., Yasaeng, P., Razak, N. F. A., Hongtrakul, V., Kovitvadhi, U., & Kanchanaketu, T. (2018). Development and evaluation of hotshot protocols for cost-and time-effective extraction of PCR-ready DNA from single freshwater mussel larvae (Bivalvia: Unionida). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 84(2), 198-201. https://doi.org/10.1093/mollus/eyy011

Freshwater mussels (Unionida) are unique in that their larvae (glochidium, haustorium or lasidium) parasitize vertebrate hosts, with a given mussel species metamorphosing only on a limited array of host species (Wächtler, Mansur & Richter, 2001). Col... Read More about Development and evaluation of hotshot protocols for cost-and time-effective extraction of PCR-ready DNA from single freshwater mussel larvae (Bivalvia: Unionida).

A dichotomous PCR–RFLP identification key for the freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida) of Peninsular Malaysia (2018)
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Razak, N. F., Supramaniam, C. V., & Zieritz, A. (2019). A dichotomous PCR–RFLP identification key for the freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida) of Peninsular Malaysia. Conservation Genetics Resources, 11(4), 457-464. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12686-018-1038-8

Accurate species identification is the basis for successful species conservation and research, but extensive phenotypic plasticity in freshwater mussel (Bivalvia: Unionida) species often leads to misidentification by morphology alone. Molecular techn... Read More about A dichotomous PCR–RFLP identification key for the freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida) of Peninsular Malaysia.

Changes and drivers of freshwater mussel diversity and distribution in northern Borneo (2018)
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Zieritz, A., Bogan, A. E., Rahim, K. A., Jainih, R. S. L., Harun, S., Abd Razak, N. F., …Lopes-Lima, M. (2018). Changes and drivers of freshwater mussel diversity and distribution in northern Borneo. Biological Conservation, 219, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2018.01.012

Human activities are threatening Borneo's unique biodiversity, but little is known on the status of freshwater invertebrates. We assessed changes in diversity and distribution of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida) in northern Borneo, and identif... Read More about Changes and drivers of freshwater mussel diversity and distribution in northern Borneo.

Tracking the southern river terrapin (Batagur affinis) through environmental DNA: prospects and challenges (2017)
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Wilson, J.-J., Sing, K.-W., Chen, P.-N., & Zieritz, A. (2018). Tracking the southern river terrapin (Batagur affinis) through environmental DNA: prospects and challenges. Mitochondrial DNA Part A, 29(6), 862-866. https://doi.org/10.1080/24701394.2017.1373109

Environmental DNA detection has emerged as a powerful tool to monitor aquatic species without the need for capture or visual identification and is particularly useful for rare or elusive species. Our objective was to develop an eDNA approach for dete... Read More about Tracking the southern river terrapin (Batagur affinis) through environmental DNA: prospects and challenges.

Lifting the curtain on the freshwater mussel diversity of the Italian Peninsula and Croatian Adriatic coast (2017)
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Froufe, E., Lopes-Lima, M., Riccardi, N., Zaccara, S., Vanetti, I., Lajtner, J., …Bogan, A. E. (2017). Lifting the curtain on the freshwater mussel diversity of the Italian Peninsula and Croatian Adriatic coast. Biodiversity and Conservation, 26(14), 3255-3274. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-017-1403-z

Freshwater mussels of the order Unionida have been dramatically declining globally. Despite their ecological importance, conservation of these animals has been hindered by unresolved taxonomy and a lack of data on the distribution and status of popul... Read More about Lifting the curtain on the freshwater mussel diversity of the Italian Peninsula and Croatian Adriatic coast.

A preliminary checklist of the freshwater snails of Sabah (Malaysian Borneo) deposited in the BORNEENSIS collection, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (2017)
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Ng, T. H., Dulipat, J., Foon, J. K., Lopes-Lima, M., Zieritz, A., & Liew, T.-S. (2017). A preliminary checklist of the freshwater snails of Sabah (Malaysian Borneo) deposited in the BORNEENSIS collection, Universiti Malaysia Sabah. ZooKeys, 673, 105-123. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.673.12544

Sabah, a Malaysian state at the north-eastern tip of Borneo, is situated in one of the Earth’s biodiversity hotspots yet its freshwater gastropod diversity remains poorly known. An annotated checklist of the freshwater gastropods is presented, based... Read More about A preliminary checklist of the freshwater snails of Sabah (Malaysian Borneo) deposited in the BORNEENSIS collection, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

The first Margaritiferidae male (M-type) mitogenome: mitochondrial gene order as a potential character for determining higher-order phylogeny within Unionida (Bivalvia) (2017)
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Lopes-Lima, M., Fonseca, M. M., Aldridge, D. C., Bogan, A. E., Gan, H. M., Ghamizi, M., …Froufe, E. (2017). The first Margaritiferidae male (M-type) mitogenome: mitochondrial gene order as a potential character for determining higher-order phylogeny within Unionida (Bivalvia). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 83(2), 249-252. https://doi.org/10.1093/mollus/eyx009

The unionid family Margaritiferidae, comprising 12 extant species, is widely distributed across the northern hemisphere in North America, Europe and Asia (Bolotov et al., 2016). Most species in this family have dramatically declined over the last cen... Read More about The first Margaritiferidae male (M-type) mitogenome: mitochondrial gene order as a potential character for determining higher-order phylogeny within Unionida (Bivalvia).

Diversity, biogeography and conservation of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida) in East and Southeast Asia (2017)
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Zieritz, A., Bogan, A. E., Froufe, E., Klishko, O., Kondo, T., Kovitvadhi, U., …Zanatta, D. T. (2018). Diversity, biogeography and conservation of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida) in East and Southeast Asia. Hydrobiologia, 810(1), 29-44. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-017-3104-8

Recent research efforts have significantly advanced our knowledge on Asian freshwater mussel (Bivalvia: Unionida) diversity and distribution. Here we provide a modern consensus of the diversity, biogeography and conservation of Unionida in the region... Read More about Diversity, biogeography and conservation of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida) in East and Southeast Asia.

Changes in pathways and vectors of biological invasions in Northwest Europe (2016)
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Zieritz, A., Gallardo, B., Baker, S. J., Britton, J. R., van Valkenburg, J. L. C. H., Verreycken, H., & Aldridge, D. C. (2017). Changes in pathways and vectors of biological invasions in Northwest Europe. Biological Invasions, 19(1), 269-282. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-016-1278-z

We assessed how establishment patterns of non-native freshwater, marine and terrestrial species into Northwest Europe (using Great Britain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands as the study countries) have changed over time, and identified the prevale... Read More about Changes in pathways and vectors of biological invasions in Northwest Europe.

Phylogeny of the most species-rich freshwater bivalve family (Bivalvia: Unionida: Unionidae): Defining modern subfamilies and tribes (2016)
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Lopes-Lima, M., Froufe, E., Do, V. T., Ghamizi, M., Mock, K. E., Kebapçı, Ü., …Bogan, A. E. (2017). Phylogeny of the most species-rich freshwater bivalve family (Bivalvia: Unionida: Unionidae): Defining modern subfamilies and tribes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 106, 174-191. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2016.08.021

Freshwater mussels of the order Unionida are key elements of freshwater habitats and are responsible for important ecological functions and services. Unfortunately, these bivalves are among the most threatened freshwater taxa in the world. However, c... Read More about Phylogeny of the most species-rich freshwater bivalve family (Bivalvia: Unionida: Unionidae): Defining modern subfamilies and tribes.

Ecosystem engineering by mussels supports biodiversity and water clarity in a heavily polluted lake in Dhaka, Bangladesh (2015)
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Chowdhury, G. W., Zieritz, A., & Aldridge, D. C. (2015). Ecosystem engineering by mussels supports biodiversity and water clarity in a heavily polluted lake in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Freshwater Science, 35(1), 188-199. https://doi.org/10.1086/684169

© 2016 by The Society for Freshwater Science. Freshwater mussels (Unionida) are globally endangered but perform crucial ecosystem services in temperate ecosystems. Their status and role in tropical regions are poorly understood, resulting in a nearly... Read More about Ecosystem engineering by mussels supports biodiversity and water clarity in a heavily polluted lake in Dhaka, Bangladesh.