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dc.contributor.authorBarlow, Molly Men
dc.contributor.authorBicknell, Russell D Cen
dc.contributor.authorAndrew, Nigel Ren
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-13T05:56:57Z-
dc.date.available2019-08-13T05:56:57Z-
dc.identifier.citationActa Zoologica, p. 1-11en
dc.identifier.issn0001-7272en
dc.identifier.issn1463-6395en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/27441-
dc.description.abstractExoskeletons characterise Arthropoda and have allowed the morphological and taxonomic diversity of the phylum. Exoskeletal sclerotisation occurs in genetically designated regions, and mandibles represent one such area of high sclerotisation. Mandible morphology reflects dietary preferences and niche partitioning and has therefore been well documented. However, mandibular cuticular microstructure has been under‐documented. Here we use scanning electron microscopy to explore mandible microstructure in four disparate Australian Formicidae taxa (ants) with different life modes and diets: Camponotus nigriceps, Iridomyrmex purpureus, Odontomachus simillimus and Rhytidoponera aciculata. We test the hypothesis that mandible construction is highly conserved across these species, as would be expected for arthropod cuticle. We show broadly similar mandible microstructure but report that pore canals and cuticular indentations are not ubiquitous among all studied taxa. Our preliminary results demonstrate that ant taxa have morphologically plastic mandibles with a highly conserved construction, potentially reflecting an interesting record of evolutionary stasis.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltden
dc.relation.ispartofActa Zoologicaen
dc.titleCuticular microstructure of Australian ant mandibles confirms common appendage constructionen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/azo.12291en
local.contributor.firstnameMolly Men
local.contributor.firstnameRussell D Cen
local.contributor.firstnameNigel Ren
local.relation.isfundedbyARCen
local.subject.for2008060399 Evolutionary Biology not elsewhere classifieden
local.subject.seo2008970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciencesen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Environmental and Rural Scienceen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Science and Technologyen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Environmental and Rural Scienceen
local.profile.emailmbarlow7@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailrbickne2@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailnandrew@une.edu.auen
local.output.categoryC1en
local.grant.numberDP160101561en
local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen
local.format.startpage1en
local.format.endpage11en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.contributor.lastnameBarlowen
local.contributor.lastnameBicknellen
local.contributor.lastnameAndrewen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:mbarlow7en
dc.identifier.staffune-id:rbickne2en
dc.identifier.staffune-id:nandrewen
local.profile.orcid0000-0001-8541-9035en
local.profile.orcid0000-0002-2850-2307en
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:1959.11/27441en
local.date.onlineversion2019-02-08-
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleCuticular microstructure of Australian ant mandibles confirms common appendage constructionen
local.relation.fundingsourcenoteAustralian Postgraduate Awarden
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
local.relation.grantdescriptionARC/DP160101561en
local.search.authorBarlow, Molly Men
local.search.authorBicknell, Russell D Cen
local.search.authorAndrew, Nigel Ren
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