Benny K. K. Chan
Academia Sinica
OceanographyBiogeographyBiodiversityGenusSetaLarvaIntertidal zoneEcologyRange (biology)Phylogenetic treeGeographyMitochondrial DNABalanomorphaBarnacleThoracicaPopulationRocky shoreTaxonomy (biology)CrustaceanBiologyZoology
222Publications
24H-index
2,048Citations
Publications 224
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#1Hsiu-Chin Lin (NSYSU: National Sun Yat-sen University)H-Index: 10
#2Yue Him Wong (SZU: Shenzhen University)H-Index: 17
Last. Benny K. K. Chan (AS: Academia Sinica)H-Index: 24
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Background null Barnacles are sessile crustaceans that attach to underwater surfaces using barnacle cement proteins. Barnacles have a calcareous or chitinous membranous base, and their substratum varies from biotic (e.g. corals/sponges) to abiotic surfaces. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that the cement protein (CP) composition and chemical properties of different species vary according to the attachment substrate and/or the basal structure. We examined the histological structure of cem...
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#1Niklas DreyerH-Index: 6
#2Pei-Che Tsai (NTU: National Taiwan University)
Last. Benny K. K. Chan (AS: Academia Sinica)H-Index: 24
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The invasion of novel habitats is recognized as a major promotor of adaptive trait evolution in animals. We tested whether similar ecological niches entail independent and adaptive evolution of key phenotypic structures related to larval host invasion in distantly related taxa. We use disparately related clades of coral barnacles as our model system (Acrothoracica: Berndtia and Thoracica: Pyrgomatidae). We analyze the larval antennular phenotypes and functional morphologies facilitating host inv...
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#1Benny K. K. Chan (AS: Academia Sinica)H-Index: 24
#2Niklas DreyerH-Index: 6
Last. Jens T. Høeg (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 43
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Movement is a fundamental characteristic of life, yet some invertebrate taxa, such as barnacles, permanently affix to a substratum as adults. Adult barnacles became ‘sessile’ over 500 Ma; however, ...
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#1Nutcha Buasakaew (PSU: Prince of Songkla University)
#2Benny K. K. Chan (AS: Academia Sinica)H-Index: 24
Last. Kringpaka Wangkulangkul (PSU: Prince of Songkla University)H-Index: 4
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Barnacles are less common in rock pools of the rocky intertidal zone than on open rock surfaces adjacent to those pools. Rock pools on the Andaman coastlines of Thailand showed diurnal variations in water temperature, salinity, pH and dissolved oxygen level, peaking in the afternoon. Multivariate analysis showed that water temperature and salinity (not pH and dissolved oxygen) can affect barnacle abundance in rock pools. The present study tests the hypothesis that a lack of recruitment or pool e...
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#1Jigneshkumar Trivedi (Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University)H-Index: 2
#5Vinay P. Padate (Centre for Marine Living Resources & Ecology)H-Index: 3
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#1Hiromi Watanabe (JAMSTEC: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)H-Index: 23
#2Chong Chen (JAMSTEC: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)H-Index: 16
Last. Benny K. K. Chan (AS: Academia Sinica)H-Index: 24
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#1Jack C.H. Ip (Hong Kong Baptist University)H-Index: 9
#2Jian-Wen Qiu (Hong Kong Baptist University)H-Index: 37
Last. Benny K. K. Chan (AS: Academia Sinica)H-Index: 24
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Abstract null null Members of the infraclass Cirripedia, commonly called barnacles, are unique among the subphylum Crustacea in that they exhibit a biphasic life cycle with a planktonic larval stage and a sessile adult stage. Understanding their unique sessile life and mechanisms of attachment are hampered by the lack of genomic resources. Here, we present a 746 Mb genome assembly of Lepas anserifera – the first sequenced stalked barnacle genome. We estimate that Cirripedia first arose ∼495 mill...
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#1Hyun Kyong Kim (SNU: Seoul National University)H-Index: 4
#2Benny K. K. Chan (AS: Academia Sinica)H-Index: 24
Last. Jong Seong Khim (SNU: Seoul National University)H-Index: 46
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In the present study, the Indo-Pacific coral associated barnacle Cantellius euspinulosum (Broch, 1931) was found to have cryptic species in Korea, Taiwan and other regions based on molecular studies. However, the original specimens of C. euspinulosum from Broch have not been previously described or illustrated, making it difficult to assign which cryptic species to the original C. euspinulosum. The original specimen of C. euspinulosum was examined and illustrated here, and the species identity o...
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