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Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution
Toward an insect evolution resolution Insects are the most diverse group of animals, with the largest number of species. However, many of the evolutionary relationships between insect species haveExpand
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A molecular phylogeny of Hexapoda
> Abstract We present a supermatrix approach to the phylogeny of Insecta that stemmed from a talk given at the 2 Dresden Meeting on Insect Phylogeny (2005). The data included a fragment of the 28SExpand
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Diverse circular ssDNA viruses discovered in dragonflies (Odonata: Epiprocta).
Viruses with circular ssDNA genomes that encode a replication initiator protein (Rep) are among the smallest viruses known to infect both eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms. In the past few yearsExpand
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Relationships among the major lineages of Dictyoptera: the effect of outgroup selection on dictyopteran tree topology
Abstract Dictyoptera, comprising Blattaria, Isoptera, and Mantodea, are diverse in appearance and life history, and are strongly supported as monophyletic. We downloaded COII, 16S, 18S, and 28SExpand
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Phylogeny of the higher Libelluloidea (Anisoptera: Odonata): an exploration of the most speciose superfamily of dragonflies.
Although libelluloid dragonflies are diverse, numerous, and commonly observed and studied, their phylogenetic history is uncertain. Over 150 years of taxonomic study of Libelluloidea Rambur, 1842,Expand
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The classification and diversity of dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata)
An updated classification and numbers of described genera and species (until 2010) are provided up to family level. We argue for conserving the family-group names Chlorocyphidae, Euphaeidae andExpand
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Dragonflies and Damselflies of South Africa
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The effects of fossil placement and calibration on divergence times and rates: an example from the termites (Insecta: Isoptera).
Among insects, eusocial behavior occurs in termites, ants, some bees and wasps. Isoptera and Hymenoptera convergently share social behavior, and for both taxa its evolution remains poorly understood.Expand
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An integrative phylogenomic approach illuminates the evolutionary history of cockroaches and termites (Blattodea)
Phylogenetic relationships among subgroups of cockroaches and termites are still matters of debate. Their divergence times and major phenotypic transitions during evolution are also not yet settled.Expand
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The Fossil Calibration Database-A New Resource for Divergence Dating.
Fossils provide the principal basis for temporal calibrations, which are critical to the accuracy of divergence dating analyses. Translating fossil data into minimum and maximum bounds forExpand
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