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Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution
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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.
Phylogenomics and the evolution of hemipteroid insects
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The results indicated that thrips (Thysanoptera) are the closest living relatives of true bugs and allies (Hemiptera) and that hemipteroid insects started diversifying before the Carboniferous period, over 365 million years ago.
Determination of the influence zone for surface wave paths
SUMMARY An approximate description of the zone of influence around the propagation path for a surface wave is provided by investigating the Fresnel zones for the frequency range of interest. The
Monophyletic Polyneoptera recovered by wing base structure
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Trees obtained from the present analyses were concordant with the results from other morphological and molecular analyses, but Isoptera were placed inappropriately to be the sister of Blattodea + Mantodea by the inclusion of the wing base data, probably as a result of morphological regressions of the order.
Phylogeny and higher classification of suborder Psocomorpha (Insecta: Psocodea: 'Psocoptera')
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Based on the results of the cladistic analysis, a higher classification for Psocomorpha is proposed and six infraorders (two new − Archipsocetae, HemipsOCetae − and the four aforementioned) are recognized.
Phylogenetic analysis of paraneopteran orders (Insecta: Neoptera) based on forewing base structure, with comments on monophyly of Auchenorrhyncha (Hemiptera)
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The present analysis suggested a monophyletic Auchenorrhyncha, and reduction of the proximal median plate was considered as an autapomorphy of this clade.
Mitochondrial genome deletions and minicircles are common in lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera)
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Analysis of the nuclear-encoded, mitochondrially-targetted genes inferred from the body louse, Pediculus, suggests that the loss of mitochondrial single-stranded binding protein (mtSSB) may be responsible for the presence of minicircles in at least species with the most derived type 3 minicircle types.
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