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Evolutionary assembly of the milkweed fauna: cytochrome oxidase I and the age of Tetraopes beetles.
  • B. Farrell
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
  • 1 March 2001
The insects that feed on the related plant families Apocynaceae and Asclepiadaceae (here collectively termed "milkweeds") comprise a "component community" of highly specialized, distinctive lineagesExpand
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The beetle tree of life reveals that Coleoptera survived end‐Permian mass extinction to diversify during the Cretaceous terrestrial revolution
Here we present a phylogeny of beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) based on DNA sequence data from eight nuclear genes, including six single‐copy nuclear protein‐coding genes, for 367 species representingExpand
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Temporal lags and overlap in the diversification of weevils and flowering plants
The extraordinary diversity of herbivorous beetles is usually attributed to coevolution with angiosperms. However, the degree and nature of contemporaneity in beetle and angiosperm diversificationExpand
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Molecular and morphological phylogenetics of weevils (coleoptera, curculionoidea): do niche shifts accompany diversification?
The main goals of this study were to provide a robust phylogeny for the families of the superfamily Curculionoidea, to discover relationships and major natural groups within the family Curculionidae,Expand
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Phylogeny and evolution of Staphyliniformia and Scarabaeiformia: forest litter as a stepping stone for diversification of nonphytophagous beetles
The beetle series Staphyliniformia exhibits extraordinary taxonomic, ecological and morphological diversity. To gain further insight into staphyliniform relationships and evolution, we reconstructedExpand
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IS SPECIALIZATION A DEAD END? THE PHYLOGENY OF HOST USE IN DENDROCTONUS BARK BEETLES (SCOLYTIDAE)
  • S. Kelley, B. Farrell
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 December 1998
Ecological explanations for the prevalence of resource specialists are abundant, whereas phylogenetic evidence on their origins is scarce. In this paper, we provide a molecular phylogenetic study ofExpand
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The Phylogenetic Study of Adaptive Zones: Has Phytophagy Promoted Insect Diversification?
Simpson's postulate that rapid diversification follows entrance into a new "adaptive zone" is frequently invoked a posteriori for groups of unusual diversity. The postulate can be tested moreExpand
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Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College
45 1. Ecological Interactions in Three Species of Ecuadorian Anolis Lizards Introduction 46 Study Sites 47 Results 5() Thermal Biology 50 Structural Habitat 50 Daily Activity Cycles 54 PopulationExpand
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Escalation of Plant Defense: Do Latex and Resin Canals Spur Plant Diversification?
Ehrlich and Raven's postulate that rapid diversification follows innovation in plant defense has often been invoked a posteriori for plant lineages of unusual diversity and chemical distinctiveness.Expand
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THE EVOLUTION OF AGRICULTURE IN BEETLES (CURCULIONIDAE: SCOLYTINAE AND PLATYPODINAE)
Abstract Beetles in the weevil subfamilies Scolytinae and Platypodinae are unusual in that they burrow as adults inside trees for feeding and oviposition. Some of these beetles are known as ambrosiaExpand
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