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A Comprehensive Phylogeny of Beetles Reveals the Evolutionary Origins of a Superradiation
Beetles represent almost one-fourth of all described species, and knowledge about their relationships and evolution adds to our understanding of biodiversity. We performed a comprehensiveExpand
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Why barcode? High-throughput multiplex sequencing of mitochondrial genomes for molecular systematics
Mitochondrial genome sequences are important markers for phylogenetics but taxon sampling remains sporadic because of the great effort and cost required to acquire full-length sequences. Here, weExpand
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Building the Coleoptera tree‐of‐life for >8000 species: composition of public DNA data and fit with Linnaean classification
The species representation of public databases is growing rapidly and permits increasingly detailed phylogenetic inferences. We present a supermatrix based on all gene sequences of ColeopteraExpand
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Molecular phylogenetics of Elateriformia (Coleoptera): evolution of bioluminescence and neoteny
Phylogenetic relationships in the coleopteran Series Elateriformia (click beetles, jewel beetles, fireflies and allies) were investigated using > 3800 nucleotides of partial nuclear (small and largeExpand
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Family-Level Sampling of Mitochondrial Genomes in Coleoptera: Compositional Heterogeneity and Phylogenetics
Mitochondrial genomes are readily sequenced with recent technology and thus evolutionary lineages can be densely sampled. This permits better phylogenetic estimates and assessment of potential biasesExpand
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If Dung Beetles (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) Arose in Association with Dinosaurs, Did They Also Suffer a Mass Co-Extinction at the K-Pg Boundary?
The evolutionary success of beetles and numerous other terrestrial insects is generally attributed to co-radiation with flowering plants but most studies have focused on herbivorous or pollinatingExpand
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Molecular phylogenetics of the melyrid lineage (Coleoptera: Cleroidea)
The melyrid lineage of beetles form a distinct group of the superfamily Cleroidea with a high level of soft‐bodiedness. Here we present the first molecular phylogenetic analysis of this group. TheExpand
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The comprehensive phylogeny of the superfamily Elateroidea (Coleoptera: Elateriformia).
Elateriformia consists of Dascilloidea, Buprestoidea (jewel beetles), Byrrhoidea and Elateroidea (click beetles, fireflies and relatives). Numerous elateroid lineages contain taxa with modifiedExpand
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Position and Relationships of Ripiphoridae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) Inferred from Ribosomal and Mitochondrial Molecular Markers
Abstract. Ripiphoridae phylogeny inferred from rRNA and mtDNA markers and 23 taxa from four subfamilies is presented. Despite much denser sampling than previous studies and completeness of theExpand
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