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Morphological variation in taxonomic characters of the Antarctic starfish Odontaster validus

first_imgMorphologies of animals can vary significantly, and variation in characters in relation to taxonomic discrimination is often either underestimated or not evaluated. It can, however, make the identification and separation of species on morphological criteria less sound. Here, we investigate variation in morphological characters used to separate species of the Antarctic starfish genus Odontaster. Three closely related species in this genus have recently been identified using molecular barcoding (Odontaster validus, Odontaster roseus and Odontaster pearsei), and their morphologies have also been reported to be distinct, allowing them to be identified as separate species and not cryptic on morphological criteria. Our study shows that variation in overall shape, colour and for the number of spinelets on the abactinal plates of individuals in a single population of O. validus collected from one locality covers the whole range of that reported for O. roseus and overlaps that of O. pearsei. These may be separate species at the molecular level, but care needs to be used when using morphological criteria to separate them, and more care is needed to include assessment of morphological variation when constructing taxonomic keys for these species.last_img read more

Pawnbrokers sue DoD over MLA rule

first_imgThe National Pawnbrokers Association is suing the Department of Defense over its Military Lending Act rule changes, asserting, among other things, that the DoD violated the Regulatory Flexibility Act by failing to consider the costs of compliance for small businesses.The pawnbrokers also alleged the DoD violated the Administrative Procedure Act by offering no justification for its new requirement that lenders verify a credit applicant’s status as a covered borrower and because the final rule was neither signed by the Secretary of Defense, the undersecretary or any other authorized officer of the U.S. The final rule was signed by a Federal Register liaison officer at the DoD.The pawnbrokers group and its members are seeking, among other things, a preliminary injunction barring the DoD from enforcing or applying the rule against pawn business until it considers the economic impact.The DoD revised its MLA rule last year, and it made all provisions except those specific to credit-card accounts effective this Oct. 3. Provisions for credit cards take effect Oct. 3, 2017. The revisions expand the scope of the MLA rule to cover virtually all unsecured lending, subjecting loans to the Military Annual Percentage Rate cap of 36 percent. MAPR will also include charges for most “add-on” products including various forms of credit insurance and credit-related ancillary products. continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Arsenal consider transfer move for Chelsea target Leon Bailey

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal consider transfer move for Chelsea target Leon Bailey Advertisement Euro 2020 postponed over coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:05FullscreenEuro 2020 postponed over coronavirushttps://metro.co.uk/video/euro-2020-postponed-coronavirus-2132178/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Chelsea academy star Conor Gallagher backed to break into Frank Lampard’s first-team squadMORE: Arsenal should prioritise defensive signing like Issa Diop, says Alan HuttonFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Commentcenter_img Coral BarryWednesday 18 Mar 2020 5:16 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link699Shares Arteta would need to sell to sign Bailey (Picture: Getty)And it appears the player who could be sacrificed is club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Arsenal’s top scorer has been the subject of intense transfer speculation and could fetch over £50m if the Gunners put him on the market.Barcelona are eager to sign Aubameyang and have made numerous attempts to unsettle the Gabon international ahead of the summer window.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBailey, 22, is considered one of the Bundesliga’s best young talents and was linked with a host of Premier League sides before he joined Leverkusen in 2017 from Genk.The Jamaican international’s season has been restricted by injuries and suspensions, but Bailey has still scored five times in 14 Bundesliga appearances.Chelsea and Arsenal’s transfer plans might be affected by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak which has forced the Premier League to suspend games.League chiefs are hopeful the season can be finished during the summer after UEFA confirmed the European Championships has been postponed to next year. Bailey is valued at around £85m (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are tracking Leon Bailey ahead of a potential move for the Bayer Leverkusen’s star this summer, according to reports.Frank Lampard has already sanctioned Chelsea’s move for the forward, who is expected to cost £85million and is also wanted by Manchester United and Liverpool. The Daily Express claim Chelsea face competition from Arsenal and like their Premier League rivals, the Gunners are in a good position to sign Bailey.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTLeverkusen do not want to sell to a domestic rival, making it more likely Bailey will make a switch to England or Spain.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, Arsenal’s interest depends on whether they can raise transfer funds.Mike Arteta could have a limited budget if Arsenal fail to qualify for the Champions League.Missing out on a spot in the Champions League would mean Arteta would have to sell to raise the cash to hijack Chelsea’s move for Bailey.last_img read more