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The butterfly plant arms-race escalated by gene and genome duplications
- P. Edger, Hanna M. Heidel-Fischer, C. Wheat
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 12 January 2014
The coevolutionary interactions between plants and butterflies are examined, and evidence for an escalating evolutionary arms-race is uncovered, providing an important connection between the origins of biodiversity, coev evolution, and the role of gene and genome duplications as a substrate for novel traits.
Order Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In : Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness
This dissertation aims to provide a history of web exceptionalism from 1989 to 2002, a period chosen in order to explore its roots as well as specific cases up to and including the year in which descriptions of “Web 2.0” began to circulate.
A molecular phylogeny for the oldest (nonditrysian) lineages of extant Lepidoptera, with implications for classification, comparative morphology and life‐history evolution
The goal of this paper is to test previous hypotheses of nonditrysian phylogeny against a data set consisting of 61 nond itrysian species plus 20 representative Ditrysia and eight outgroups (Trichoptera), nearly all sequenced for 19 nuclear genes (up to 14 700 bp total).
Revised systematics and higher classification of pierid butterflies (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) based on molecular data
The butterfly family Pieridae comprises approximately 1000 described species placed in 85 genera, but the higher classification has not yet been settled and the proposed higher classification is based on well‐supported monophyletic groups and is likely to remain stable even with the addition of more data.
Integrative Taxonomy Recognizes Evolutionary Units Despite Widespread Mitonuclear Discordance: Evidence from a Rotifer Cryptic Species Complex.
The potential of integrative taxonomy to guide species delimitation in the presence of mitonuclear phylogenetic conflicts is demonstrated by using B. calyciflorus as a representative case and the combined molecular, morphological, and ecological approaches to resolving phylogenetic conflict and inferring species boundaries are described.
Exploration of data partitioning in an eight‐gene data set: phylogeny of metalmark moths (Lepidoptera, Choreutidae)
Exploration of data partitioning in an eight‐gene data set: phylogeny of metalmark moths (Lepidoptera, Choreutidae) and its role in evolutionary drift is explored.
Phylogenetic relationships of Acronictinae with discussion of the abdominal courtship brush in Noctuidae (Lepidoptera)
While many previous treatments have stated explicitly that Acronictinae lack abdominal scent brushes, or excluded genera with brushes from the subfamily, it is shown that well‐developed brushes are present in three early diverging acronictine genera: Cerma, Lophonycta, and Sinocharis.
Larva of Abablemma (Noctuidae) with Notes on Algivory and Lichenivory in Macrolepidoptera
The larva of Abablemma brimleyana (Dyar) (Noctuidae) is described and illustrated based on ex ova larvae reared on green algae (Protococcus viridis) and is shown to be closely related to Nigetia formosalis, a Scolecocampinae according to Fibiger and Lafontaine.
A simple method for data partitioning based on relative evolutionary rates
A new method of partitioning phylogenetic datasets without using any prior knowledge is developed and can be applied to DNA sequences (protein-coding, introns, ultra-conserved elements), protein sequences, as well as morphological characters.