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Evolution, weighting, and phylogenetic utility of mitochondrial gene sequences and a compilation of conserved polymerase chain reaction primers
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Molecular processes are reviewed, the correction of genetic distances and the weighting of DNA data are discussed, and an assessment of the phylogenetic usefulness of specific mitochondrial genes is provided. Expand
Incorporating molecular evolution into phylogenetic analysis, and a new compilation of conserved polymerase chain reaction primers for animal mitochondrial DNA
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DNA data has been widely used in animal phylogenetic studies over the past 15 years to create more realistic models of evolution, evaluate the information content of data, test phylogenetic hypotheses, attach time to phylogenies, and understand the relative usefulness of mitochondrial and nuclear genes. Expand
The Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution of Periodical Cicadas
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Recent work supports and modifies previous hypotheses concerning periodical cicada intra- and interspecific interactions, movement patterns, juvenile development rates, life-cycle switching, the evolution of periodicity, and .the origination of broods and species. Expand
Combined data, Bayesian phylogenetics, and the origin of the New Zealand cicada genera.
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Bayesian and maximum likelihood methods of phylogenetic estimation are applied to data from four mitochondrial genes and a single nuclear gene from several genera of New Zealand, Australian, and New Caledonian cicada taxa to support a NewCaledonian affiliation of the New Zealand cicADA genera Maoricicada, Kikihia, and Rhodopsalta and Australian affinities for the genera AmphipsaltA and NotopsaltA. Expand
Biogeography and phylogeny of the New Zealand cicada genera (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA data
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New Zealand was likely colonized by two or more invasions well after New Zealand became isolated from other land masses, therefore cicadas must have crossed large bodies of water to reach New Zealand. Expand
Molecular systematics and adaptive radiation of Hawaii's endemic Damselfly genus Megalagrion (Odonata: Coenagrionidae).
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Relations among 56 individuals from 20 of the 23 described species using maximum likelihood and Bayesian phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence data are examined to propose a general model for the development of endemic damselfly species on Hawaiian Islands and document five potential cases of hybridization. Expand
Evolution of the Mitochondrial Cytochrome Oxidase II Gene in Collembola
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The collembolan COII gene showed the lowest A +T content of all insects so far examined, confirming that the well-known A + T bias in insect mitochondrial genes tends to increase from the basal to apical orders. Expand
MASTING BY EIGHTEEN NEW ZEALAND PLANT SPECIES: THE ROLE OF TEMPERATURE AS A SYNCHRONIZING CUE
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High intra- and intergeneric synchrony is demonstrated in mast seeding by 17 species of New Zealand plants from four families across >150 000 km2, and synchronous fruiting by these species was associated with anomalously high temperatures the summer before seedfall, a cue linked with the La Nina phase of ... Expand
Evidence for Paternal Leakage in Hybrid Periodical Cicadas (Hemiptera: Magicicada spp.)
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Evidence of paternal leakage in both reciprocal hybrid crosses and relative difficulty of detecting paternal mtDNA in the youngest eggs and ease of detecting leakage in older eggs and in nymphs suggests that paternal mitochondria proliferate as the eggs develop. Expand
Evolution and phylogeny of the New Zealand cicada genus Kikihia Dugdale (Homoptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae) with special reference to the origin of the Kermadec and Norfolk Islands' species
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Speciation in the genus Kikihia was likely due in large part to the appearance of new habitats associated with the rise of the Southern Alps, starting c. Expand
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