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Bayesian phylogenetic analysis of combined data.
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A Bayesian MCMC approach to the analysis of combined data sets was developed and its utility in inferring relationships among gall wasps based on data from morphology and four genes was explored, supporting the utility of morphological data in multigene analyses. Expand
Phylogeny, Evolution and Classification of Gall Wasps: The Plot Thickens
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The first comprehensive molecular and total-evidence analyses of higher-level gall wasp relationships confirm that gall wasps are conservative in their host-plant preferences, and that herb-galling lineages have radiated repeatedly onto the same set of unrelated host plants. Expand
The incidence and diversity of Wolbachia in gallwasps (Hymenoptera; Cynipidae) on oak
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It is shown that Wolbachia infection is rare in the Cynipini, and it is suggested that exchange may be mediated by the generalist parasitoids common in oak galls. Expand
Reconstructing Community Assembly in Time and Space Reveals Enemy Escape in a Western Palearctic Insect Community
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Reintegration of parasitoids after host escape shows these communities to have been unsaturated throughout their history, arguing against major roles for parasitoid niche evolution or competition during community assembly. Expand
Phylogeny and DNA barcoding of inquiline oak gallwasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) of the Western Palaearctic.
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Though many MOTU's correspond to recognised Linnean species, there is significant, multigene disagreement between groupings supported by morphology and sequence data, with both allocation of different morphospecies to the same MOTU and allocation of the same morphosPecies to multiple MOTUs, regardless of cut-off value. Expand
A Fully Web-illustrated Morphological Phylogenetic Study of Relationships among Oak Gall wasps and their Closest Relatives (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae)
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The results suggest that WRG are conservative in their host plant preferences but there is no evidence for parallel insect-plant cladogenesis and distributional patterns suggest a possible origin for the oak gall wasps in the Nearctic but the picture is otherwise complicated. Expand
Catalogue of Parasitoids and Inquilines in Galls of Aylacini, Diplolepidini and Pediaspidini (Hym., Cynipidae) in the West Palaearctic
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The author presents a list of parasitoid and inquiline species an d their host galls and some examples of how they have changed over time have changed in appearance and behaviour. Expand
Catalogue of parasitoids and inquilines in cynipid oak galls in the West Palaearctic.
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A quantitative catalogue of the parasitoids and inquiline Cynipidae recorded in the western Palaearctic from galls induced on Quercus by Cynipini is presented, and quantitatively the fauna of each type of oak gall is rather characteristic and is strongly influenced by gall morphology, situation on the tree, season of growth and host tree species. Expand
Lifecycle closure, lineage sorting, and hybridization revealed in a phylogenetic analysis of European oak gallwasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini) using mitochondrial sequence data.
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The reconstructed phylogenies show good intra-generic resolution and identify several conserved clades, but fail to reconstruct either very recent or very ancient divergences, and imply that for certain taxonomic groups full phylogenetic resolution may not be attainable. Expand
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