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Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution
TLDR
The phylogeny of all major insect lineages reveals how and when insects diversified and provides a comprehensive reliable scaffold for future comparative analyses of evolutionary innovations among insects. Expand
Aligned 18S and insect phylogeny.
  • K. Kjer
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Systematic biology
  • 1 June 2004
TLDR
Nucleotide sequence data from the 18S small subunit rRNA gene of insects are aligned manually with reference to secondary structure, and analyzed under Bayesian phylogenetic methods with both GTR+I+G and doublet models in MrBayes. Expand
Use of rRNA secondary structure in phylogenetic studies to identify homologous positions: an example of alignment and data presentation from the frogs.
  • K. Kjer
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
  • 1 September 1995
TLDR
Suggestions for alignment, data presentation, and character description are made in the context of an example from frog large subunit nuclear rRNA, where improved congruence with previously published morphological conclusions and the format used in data presentation facilitated the description of character-based conclusions at each node in the cladogram. Expand
Order Trichoptera Kirby, 1813 (Insecta), Caddisflies*
TLDR
The taxonomy, diversity, and distribution of the aquatic insect order Trichoptera, caddisflies, are reviewed and a discussion of phylogenetic studies within the order is presented, including higher classification of the suborders and superfamilies, based on recent literature. Expand
Evolutionary History of the Hymenoptera
TLDR
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. Expand
A molecular phylogeny of Hexapoda
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A supermatrix approach to the phylogeny of Insecta that stemmed from a talk given at the 2 Dresden Meeting on Insect Phylogeny (2005) is presented, suggesting that the elucidation of relationships between non-holometabolous neopteran orders is far from resolved. Expand
Advances in insect phylogeny at the dawn of the postgenomic era.
TLDR
A review of the current consensus of insect relationships provides a foundation for comparative study and offers a framework to evaluate incoming genomic evidence. Expand
Ancient rapid radiations of insects: challenges for phylogenetic analysis.
TLDR
At least some historical patterns of divergence may, however, continue to defy attempts to completely reconstruct them with confidence, at least using current strategies. Expand
Phylogeny of Trichoptera (caddisflies): characterization of signal and noise within multiple datasets.
TLDR
Trichoptera are holometabolous insects with aquatic larvae that, together with the Lepidoptera, make up the Amphiesmenoptera and are found to be evolving under extremely different rates, with Annulipalpia to be the most basal of the three suborders, with Spicipalpia and IntegripalPia forming a clade. Expand
Site specific rates of mitochondrial genomes and the phylogeny of eutheria
TLDR
The results indicate that selection of an appropriate model that accommodates rate heterogeneity across data partitions and proper treatment of RNA genes can result in a mitochondrial genome-based phylogeny of eutherian mammals that is reasonably congruent with recent phylogenies derived from nuclear genes. Expand
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