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Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution
The phylogeny of all major insect lineages reveals how and when insects diversified and provides a comprehensive reliable scaffold for future comparative analyses of evolutionary innovations among insects.
The evolution and genomic basis of beetle diversity
- D. McKenna, Seunggwan Shin, R. Beutel
- Biology, Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 18 November 2019
Beetles diversity appears to have resulted from multiple factors, including low extinction rates over a long evolutionary history, codiversification with angiosperms, and adaptive radiations of specialized herbivorous beetles following convergent horizontal transfers of microbial genes encoding PCWDEs.
Phylogenomics and the evolution of hemipteroid insects
- K. Johnson, C. Dietrich, K. Yoshizawa
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 26 November 2018
The results indicated that thrips (Thysanoptera) are the closest living relatives of true bugs and allies (Hemiptera) and that hemipteroid insects started diversifying before the Carboniferous period, over 365 million years ago.
The larval head of Nevrorthidae and the phylogeny of Neuroptera (Insecta)
The results are in agreement with an aquatic ancestor of Neuroptera and secondarily acquired terrestrial habits within the lineage (Neuroptera exclusive of Nevrorthidae), and another invasion of the aquatic environment by Sisyridae.
The thorax of Zorotypus (Hexapoda, Zoraptera) and a new nomenclature for the musculature of Neoptera.
Insect Morphology and Phylogeny: A Textbook For Students Of Entomology
This textbook provides an in-depth treatment of the structures and the phylogeny of the megadiverse Hexapoda and is a modern synthesis of insect systematics.
Finding Our Way through Phenotypes
Imagine if we could compute across phenotype data as easily as genomic data; this article calls for efforts to realize this vision and discusses the potential benefits.
Morphological and molecular evidence converge upon a robust phylogeny of the megadiverse Holometabola
- R. Beutel, F. Friedrich, L. Vilhelmsen
- BiologyCladistics : the international journal of the…
- 1 August 2011
It is argued that even in the “age of phylogenomics”, comparative morphology will still play a vital role and is essential for reconstructing major evolutionary transformations at the phenotypic level, for testing evolutionary scenarios, and for placing fossil taxa.
Micro-computer tomography and a renaissance of insect morphology
The use of μ-CT greatly enhances the efficiency of the acquisition of detailed anatomical data and allows a broad taxon sampling in phylogenetic studies partly or entirely based on morphological characters.