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Two ancient bacterial endosymbionts have coevolved with the planthoppers (Insecta: Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea)
The results indicate that the Betaproteobacterium Vidania is an ancient endosymbiont that infected the common ancestor of Fulgoroidea at least 130 million years ago and is likely to have codiversified with most lineages of planthopper-associated Vidania and Sulcia phylogenies. Expand
Evolution of the planthoppers (Insecta: Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea).
The resulting phylogeny supports Asche's (1987) hypothesis of a functional trend in ovipositor structure across families, and suggests the placement of Achilixiidae outside of Cxiidae and of Tettigometridae as one of the more recently diversified lineages within Fulgoroidea. Expand
Ubiquity and Diversity of Human-Associated Demodex Mites
- Megan S. Thoemmes, D. Fergus, J. Urban, Michelle Trautwein, R. Dunn
- Biology, Medicine
- PloS one
- 27 August 2014
A phylogenetic analysis of 18S rDNA reveals intraspecific structure within one of the two named human-associated Demodex species, D. brevis, suggesting that new lineages are likely to be discovered as humans from additional geographic regions are sampled. Expand
Higher‐level phylogeny of the insect order Hemiptera: is Auchenorrhyncha really paraphyletic?
The results of a multilocus molecular phylogenetic investigation of relationships among the major hemipteran lineages are presented, designed specifically to address the question of Auchenorrhyncha monophyly in the context of broad taxonomic sampling across Hemiptera. Expand
Evolution of Delphacidae (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea): combined‐evidence phylogenetics reveals importance of grass host shifts
The results generally support the higher classifications of Delphacidae proposed by Asche, Emeljanov and Hamilton, and suggest that the rapid diversification of the Del phloem‐feeding insects was associated with host shifts to, and within, Poaceae, and specifically from C3 to C4 grasses. Expand
Diversity and evolution of the primate skin microbiome
- S. Council, A. Savage, +5 authors J. Horvath
- Biology, Medicine
- Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 13 January 2016
It is found that human skin microbial communities are unique relative to those of other primates, in terms of both their diversity and their composition. Expand
Entomologically famous, evolutionarily unexplored: the first phylogeny of the lanternfly family Fulgoridae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea).
It is indicated that there have been multiple losses of the extended head process across fulgorid evolution, with what appears to be convergence (in shape and/or loss) in distantly related lineages. Expand
A phylogeny of the treehopper subfamily Heteronotinae reveals convergent pronotal traits (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Membracidae)
A reconstruction of heteronotine relationships based on DNA nucleotide sequence data from five nuclear and two mitochondrial genes from a comprehensive sample of ingroup taxa shows a substantial diversity in need of formal description, including possible new genera, and several unique sexually dimorphic syndromes that may constitute a species complex within Heteronotus delineatus Walker, 1858. Expand
A high-quality genome assembly from a single, field-collected spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) using the PacBio Sequel II system
It is demonstrated that field-collected arthropods can be used for the rapid generation of high-quality genome assemblies, an attractive approach for projects on emerging invasive species, disease vectors, or conservation efforts of endangered species. Expand
The effect of habitual and experimental antiperspirant and deodorant product use on the armpit microbiome
A strong effect of product use on the bacterial composition of armpits is suggested, as sequence-based analyses suggested that individuals who habitually use antiperspirant tended to have a greater richness of bacterial OTUs in their armpit than those who use deodorant. Expand