Bulk De Novo Mitogenome Assembly from Pooled Total DNA Elucidates the Phylogeny of Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea)
- C. Gillett, A. Crampton-Platt, M. Timmermans, B. Jordal, B. Emerson, A. Vogler
- BiologyMolecular biology and evolution
- 6 May 2014
The method was applied to study the higher level phylogenetic relationships in the weevils, producing 92 newly assembled mitogenomes obtained in a single Illumina MiSeq run, and supported a separate origin of wood-boring behavior by the subfamilies Scolytinae, Platypodinae and Cossoninae.
The contribution of mitochondrial metagenomics to large-scale data mining and phylogenetic analysis of Coleoptera.
- B. Linard, A. Crampton-Platt, A. Vogler
- BiologyMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
- 1 November 2018
(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Coprini) in Belize, a new country record for this Central American dung beetle
- C. Gillett
- 30 January 2009
Dichotomius maya Peraza and Deloya, 2006 is reported for the first time from Belize and the species is illustrated for theFirst time.
Metagenome Skimming of Insect Specimen Pools: Potential for Comparative Genomics
- B. Linard, A. Crampton-Platt, C. Gillett, M. Timmermans, A. Vogler
- BiologyGenome Biology and Evolution
- 14 May 2015
The “metagenome skimming” approach is useful for capturing the genomic diversity of poorly studied, species-rich lineages and opens new prospects in environmental genomics.
Diversity and distribution of the scarab beetle tribe Phanaeini in the northern states of the Brazilian Northeast (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae)
- C. Gillett, M. Gillett, J. E. Gillett, F. Vaz-de-Mello
- Environmental Science
- 12 March 2010
The fauna of Phanaeini of the northeast of Brazil was investigated through fieldwork in the States of Ceara, Maranhao and Piaui, and through study of preserved material from other states. Seven…
Rekindling Jeannel’s Gondwanan vision? Phylogenetics and evolution of Carabinae with a focus on Calosoma caterpillar hunter beetles
- Emmanuel F A Toussaint Fls, C. Gillett
The subfamily Carabinae is estimated to have arisen in the Jurassic as suggested by René Jeannel, and this dating is congruent, to some extent, with a vicariant hypothesis linked to the timing of the fragmentation of Gondwana.
Statistical Evaluation of Monophyly in the ‘Broad-Nosed Weevils’ through Molecular Phylogenetic Analysis Combining Mitochondrial Genome and Single-Locus Sequences (Curculionidae: Entiminae,…
- C. Gillett, C. Lyal, A. Vogler, B. Emerson
- 6 April 2018
This study assesses the monophyly of tribes and subfamilies within the diverse ‘broad-nosed weevils’ through analysis of single-locus sequence data for mitochondrial cox1 and rrnL genes, in combination with a ‘backbone’ of complete and near-complete mitochondrial genome sequences.
Structure of the Ambrosia Beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Mycangia Revealed Through Micro-Computed Tomography
This work compared the application of novel visualization methods for the study of mycangia, namely micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) and laser ablation tomographic (LATscan) with traditional paraffin sectioning and found micro-CT scanning has shown the greatest promise in new organ discovery, while sectioning remains the only method with sufficient resolution for cellular visualization.
Distribution and biology of the rare scarab beetle Megatharsis buckleyi Waterhouse, 1891 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae: Phanaeini)
- C. Gillett, W. D. Edmonds, S. Villamarín
- 30 June 2009
Megatharsis buckleyi Waterhouse, 1891 is newly recorded from Brazil, extending its distributional range beyond Ecuador and Peru. A further new provincial record from Ecuador is presented in detail,…
The contribution of mitochondrial metagenomics to large-scale data mining and phylogenetic analysis of Coleoptera
- B. Linard, A. Crampton-Platt, A. Vogler
- 12 March 2018
The combination of data mining and metagenomic sequencing of bulk samples provided the largest phylogenetic tree of Coleoptera to date, which represents a summary of existing phylogenetic knowledge and a defensible tree of great utility, in particular for studies at the intra-familial level, despite some shortcomings for resolving basal nodes.