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Evolutionary History of the Hymenoptera
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The results reveal that the extant sawfly diversity is largely the result of a previously unrecognized major radiation of phytophagous Hymenoptera that did not lead to wood-dwelling and parasitoidism.
Evolution of the hymenopteran megaradiation.
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The results support earlier hypotheses, primarily based on morphology, for a basal grade of phytophagous families giving rise to a single clade of parasitic Hymenoptera, the Vespina, from which predatory, pollen-feeding, gall-forming and eusocial forms evolved.
Phylogenetic relationships among superfamilies of Hymenoptera
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The first comprehensive analysis of higher‐level phylogeny of the order Hymenoptera is presented and all currently recognized superfamilies are supported as monophyletic.
A phylogenetic analysis of the megadiverse Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera)
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The first phylogenetic analysis of the superfamily Chalcidoidea based on both morphological and molecular data is presented and several life‐history traits are mapped onto the new phylogeny.
A Molecular Phylogeny of the Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera)
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This first comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of the superfamily Chalcidoidea based on a molecular analysis of 18S and 28S ribosomal gene regions for 19 families, 72 subfamilies, 343 genera and 649 species finds no impact of alignment method, and few but substantial differences between likelihood and parsimony approaches.
The Hymenopteran Tree of Life: Evidence from Protein-Coding Genes and Objectively Aligned Ribosomal Data
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The 18S and 28S data are reanalyzed using an objective and a semi-objective alignment approach, based on MAFFT and BAli-Phy, respectively, to provide independent confirmation of several earlier results, and confirm that Aculeata are nested within a paraphyletic Evaniomorpha, but cast doubt on the monophyly of Evanioidea.
A secondary structural model of the 28S rRNA expansion segments D2 and D3 for Chalcidoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea).
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An annotated secondary structural model for the D2, D3 expansion segments of the 28S ribosomal (rRNA)-encoding gene region will prove useful in assigning positional nucleotide homology for phylogeny reconstruction in these and closely related apocritan taxa.
Molecular phylogenetics and reproductive incompatibility in a complex of cryptic species of aphid parasitoids.
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The evidence on molecular differentiation and reproductive incompatibility supports recognition of at least five cryptic species in the A. varipes complex and discusses likely reasons for the high rate of speciation in this complex.
An Overview of the Classification and Evolution of the Major Scarab Beetle Clades (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) Based on Preliminary Molecular Analyses
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Based on the preliminary molecular phylogenetic results, Scarabaeoidea includes three major groups: 1) Geotrupidae, Passalidae, and Pleocomidae; 2) Lucanidae, Diphyllostomatidae, Trogidae, and Glaresidae; and 3) Hybosoridae, Ochodaeidae, Glaphyraceae, and ScarabAEidae.
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