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dc.contributor.advisorSites, Robert William, 1954-eng
dc.contributor.authorVitheepradit, Akekawateng
dc.coverage.spatialThailand -- Kra, Isthmus ofeng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 16, 2011).eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Robert W. Sites.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2008.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Entomology.eng
dc.description.abstractSemiaquatic heteropterans (Gerromorpha) were collected from mountain streams and waterfalls and lowland ponds adjacent to the mountains were collected from 2002 to 2006. One hundred fifty-eight species representing 31 genera and 5 families of semiaquatic Heteroptera were collected in this study. This includes an undescribed genus, 50 undescribed species, and 7 new country records. A biogeographic study based on presence/absence data was conducted using Cluster analysis, TWINSPAN, and DECORANA to assess the compositional similarity of the Gerromorpha of highland and lowland communities. The results indicate that the species composition of southern ranges were distinctly similar to each other and substantially different from those of the ranges north of the northern limit of the Isthmus of Kra, whereas the analyses revealed no clear biogeographic patterns of the community of lowland ponds were recognized. Three distinct biogeographic groups were recognized based on species compositions of eight mountain ranges. A phylogeographic study was conducted using a ca. 750 bp fragment of the mitochondrial gene cytochrome oxidase c subunit 1 (COI) to assess if the genetic structure among populations of Ptilomera tigrina and Onychotrechus esakii . the results indicated that the populations north of and in the Isthmus of Kra differed from each other genetically, but populations within each side are similar to one to another.eng
dc.format.extentxviii, 539 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc753565834eng
dc.identifier.otherVitheepraditA-112509-D12042eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/11719eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri-Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2008 Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshPhylogeographyeng
dc.subject.lcshSemiaquatic bugseng
dc.subject.lcshHemipteraeng
dc.titleThe semiaquatic heteroptera (Gerromorpha) of Thailand: faunistics, biogeography and phylogeographyeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEntomology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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