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Cladistics: The Theory and Practice of Parsimony Analysis
- I. Kitching
- Computer Science
- 10 September 1998
The cladistic concepts of character coding, cladogram construction, character polarity, and rooting, and the effects of missing values are explained.
HOSTS - A Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants
Toward reconstructing the evolution of advanced moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia): an initial molecular study
The results corroborate the broad outlines of the current working phylogenetic hypothesis for Ditrysia, demonstrate that some prominent features of that hypothesis, including the position of the butterflies, need revision, and resolve the majority of family and subfamily relationships within superfamilies as thus far sampled.
A new molecular phylogeny offers hope for a stable family level classification of the Noctuoidea (Lepidoptera)
A new molecular phylogeny offers hope for a stable family level classification of the Noctuoidea (Lepidoptera) for the first time in more than a century.
Phylogeny and classification of Aedini (Diptera: Culicidae), based on morphological characters of all life stages
Higher-level relationships within Aedini, the largest tribe of Culicidae, are explored using morphological characters of eggs, fourth-instar larvae, pupae, and adult females and males to recognize as genera those groups that are ‘weighting independent’.
Hostplants of the moth and butterfly caterpillars of the Oriental region
This is the first work to bring together the enormous body of information on what these creatures eat in order to create a coherent picture of what they eat.
Molecular phylogenetics of Erebidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea)
The first large‐scale molecular phylogenetic analysis of the moth family Erebidae is undertaken, including almost all subfamilies, as well as most tribes and subtribes, revealing a well‐resolved skeleton phylogenetic hypothesis with 18 major lineages.
Phylogeny and classification of the Culicidae (Diptera)
The results indicate that Aedini is a paraphyletic assemblage with respect to the Mansoniini, each of which is monophyletic in itself, and supports the monophyly of the subfamily Anophelinae and the tribes Culicini and Sabethini.
Reproductive isolation in a native population of Petunia sensu Jussieu (Solanaceae)
Reproductive isolation was studied in four syntopic species of Petunia sensu Jussieu (Solanaceae) at a site in Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil and confirmed that a genetic barrier exists between Petunia (P. axillaris and P. integrifolia) and Calibrachoa.
Phylogeny and classification of tribe Aedini (Diptera: Culicidae)
The phylogeny and classification of tribe Aedini are delineated based on a cladistic analysis of 336 characters from eggs, fourth-instar larvae, pupae, adult females and males, and immature stage…