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      A troglobitic species of the centipede Cryptops (Chilopoda, Scolopendromorpha) from northwestern Botswana

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          A new species of Cryptops , C. ( Cryptops) legagus sp. nov., occurs in caves in the Koanaka and Gcwihaba Hills in northwestern Botswana. Bayesian molecular phylogenetics using 18S rRNA, 28S rRNA, 16S rRNA and cytochrome c oxidase subunit I corroborates a morphological assignment to the subgenus Cryptops and closest affinities to southern temperate species in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The new species is not conspicuously modified as a troglomorph.

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              Geneious Basic: An integrated and extendable desktop software platform for the organization and analysis of sequence data

              Summary: The two main functions of bioinformatics are the organization and analysis of biological data using computational resources. Geneious Basic has been designed to be an easy-to-use and flexible desktop software application framework for the organization and analysis of biological data, with a focus on molecular sequences and related data types. It integrates numerous industry-standard discovery analysis tools, with interactive visualizations to generate publication-ready images. One key contribution to researchers in the life sciences is the Geneious public application programming interface (API) that affords the ability to leverage the existing framework of the Geneious Basic software platform for virtually unlimited extension and customization. The result is an increase in the speed and quality of development of computation tools for the life sciences, due to the functionality and graphical user interface available to the developer through the public API. Geneious Basic represents an ideal platform for the bioinformatics community to leverage existing components and to integrate their own specific requirements for the discovery, analysis and visualization of biological data. Availability and implementation: Binaries and public API freely available for download at http://www.geneious.com/basic, implemented in Java and supported on Linux, Apple OSX and MS Windows. The software is also available from the Bio-Linux package repository at http://nebc.nerc.ac.uk/news/geneiousonbl. Contact: peter@biomatters.com

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                Pensoft Publishers
                22 October 2020
                : 977
                : 25-40
                [1 ] The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK The Natural History Museum London United Kingdom
                [2 ] Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Burgring 7, 1010 Wien, Austria Naturhistorisches Museum Wien Wien Austria
                [3 ] Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management, North-West University, Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa North-West University Potchefstroom South Africa
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                Corresponding author: Gregory D. Edgecombe ( g.edgecombe@ 123456nhm.ac.uk )

                Academic editor: Pavel Stoev

                Gregory D. Edgecombe, Nesrine Akkari, Edward C. Netherlands, Gerhard Du Preez

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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                Animal science & Zoology

                molecular phylogenetics, cryptopidae , biospeleology


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