Francesca Leasi
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The widely used small subunit 18S rDNA molecule greatly underestimates true diversity in biodiversity surveys of the meiofauna
CQ Tang, F Leasi, U Obertegger, A Kieneke, TG Barraclough, ...
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109 (40), 16208-16212, 2012
Fifteen species in one: deciphering the Brachionus plicatilis species complex (Rotifera, Monogononta) through DNA taxonomy
S Mills, JA Alcántara-Rodríguez, J Ciros-Pérez, A Gómez, A Hagiwara, ...
Hydrobiologia 796 (1), 39-58, 2017
Patterns of diversity in soft-bodied meiofauna: dispersal ability and body size matter
M Curini-Galletti, T Artois, V Delogu, WH De Smet, D Fontaneto, ...
PloS one 7 (3), e33801, 2012
Meiofauna densities and gastrotrich community composition in a Mediterranean sea cave
MA Todaro, F Leasi, N Bizzarri, P Tongiorgi
Marine Biology 149 (5), 1079-1091, 2006
The necessity of DNA taxonomy to reveal cryptic diversity and spatial distribution of meiofauna, with a focus on Nemertea
F Leasi, JL Norenburg
PLoS one 9 (8), e104385, 2014
The muscular system of Musellifer delamarei (Renaud-Mornant, 1968) and other chaetonotidans with implications for the phylogeny and systematization of the …
F Leasi, MA Todaro
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 94 (2), 379-398, 2008
Meiofaunal cryptic species revealed by confocal microscopy: the case of Xenotrichula intermedia (Gastrotricha)
F Leasi, MA Todaro
Marine Biology 156 (6), 1335-1346, 2009
Cryptic diversity with wide salinity tolerance in the putative euryhaline Testudinella clypeata (Rotifera, Monogononta)
F Leasi, CQ Tang, WH De Smet, D Fontaneto
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 168 (1), 17-28, 2013
Different diversification rates between sexual and asexual organisms
D Fontaneto, CQ Tang, U Obertegger, F Leasi, TG Barraclough
Evolutionary Biology 39 (2), 262-270, 2012
At least some meiofaunal species are not everywhere. Indication of geographic, ecological and geological barriers affecting the dispersion of species of Ototyphlonemertes …
F Leasi, S Andrade, JL Norenburg
Molecular ecology, 2016
An integrated morphological and molecular approach to the description and systematisation of a novel genus and species of Macrodasyida (Gastrotricha)
MA Todaro, M Dal Zotto, F Leasi
Plos one 10 (7), e0130278, 2015
A new species, genus and family of marine Gastrotricha from Jamaica, with a phylogenetic analysis of Macrodasyida based on molecular data
MA Todaro, F Leasi, R Hochberg
Systematics and Biodiversity 12 (4), 473-488, 2014
Dry and survive: morphological changes during anhydrobiosis in a bdelloid rotifer
R Marotta, F Leasi, A Uggetti, C Ricci, G Melone
Journal of structural biology 171 (1), 11-17, 2010
Biodiversity estimates and ecological interpretations of meiofaunal communities are biased by the taxonomic approach
F Leasi, JL Sevigny, EM Laflamme, T Artois, M Curini-Galletti, ...
Communications Biology 1 (1), 1-12, 2018
Morphology of Xenodasys (Gastrotricha): the first species from the Mediterranean Sea and the establishment of Chordodasiopsis gen. nov. and Xenodasyidae fam. nov.
MA Todaro, L Guidi, F Leasi, P Tongiorgi
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 86 (5 …, 2006
A complete three-dimensional reconstruction of the myoanatomy of Loricifera: comparative morphology of an adult and a Higgins larva stage
RC Neves, X Bailly, F Leasi, H Reichert, MV Sørensen, RM Kristensen
Frontiers in zoology 10 (1), 1-21, 2013
First description of the serotonergic nervous system in a bdelloid rotifer: Macrotrachela quadricornifera Milne 1886 (Philodinidae)
F Leasi, R Pennati, C Ricci
Zoologischer Anzeiger-A Journal of Comparative Zoology 248 (1), 47-55, 2009
Developmental stages in diapausing eggs: an investigation across monogonont rotifer species
C Boschetti, F Leasi, C Ricci
Hydrobiologia 662 (1), 149-155, 2011
Musculature of two bdelloid rotifers, Adineta ricciae and Macrotrachela quadricornifera: organization in a functional and evolutionary perspective
F Leasi, C Ricci
Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 48 (1), 33-39, 2010
The musculature of three species of gastrotrichs surveyed with confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM)
F Leasi, BH Rothe, A Schmidt‐Rhaesa, MA Todaro
Acta Zoologica 87 (3), 171-180, 2006
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