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Phylogenomic analysis of Apoidea sheds new light on the sister group of bees
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The phylogenetic analyses revealed that within the Apoidea, (eu)social societies evolved exclusively in a single clade that comprises pemphredonine and philanthine wasps as well as bees. Expand
Transcriptome and target DNA enrichment sequence data provide new insights into the phylogeny of vespid wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata: Vespidae).
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The findings corroborate the hypothesis of two independent origins of eusociality in vespid wasps and suggest a single origin of using masticated and salivated plant material for building nests by Raphiglossinee, Zethinae, Polistinae and Vespinae. Expand
Analysis of the genome of the New Zealand giant collembolan (Holacanthella duospinosa) sheds light on hexapod evolution
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The detection of candidate horizontal gene transfer candidates confirms that this phenomenon is occurring across Collembola and allows us to narrow down the regions of the arthropod phylogeny where key innovations have occurred that have facilitated the evolutionary success of Hexapoda. Expand
Old World and New World Phasmatodea: Phylogenomics Resolve the Evolutionary History of Stick and Leaf Insects
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The results suggest that the extant distribution of Phasmatodea is largely the result of dispersal events in a recently and rapidly diversified insect lineage rather than the resultof vicariant processes. Expand
Cryptic lineage diversity, body size divergence, and sympatry in a species complex of Australian lizards (Gehyra)
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A complex of tropical geckos from northern Australia is found to include nine divergent lineages and is paraphyletic with four other species from the Kimberley region of north‐west Australia, and sympatric lineages are more divergent than expected at random. Expand
The Orphan Cytokine Receptor CRLF3 Emerged With the Origin of the Nervous System and Is a Neuroprotective Erythropoietin Receptor in Locusts
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It is confirmed that recombinant human erythropoietin rescues locust brain neurons from hypoxia-induced apoptosis and showed that this neuroprotective effect is absent after knocking down Lm-crlf3. Expand
On and off the rocks: persistence and ecological diversification in a tropical Australian lizard radiation
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Examining how patterns of lineage and phenotypic diversity differ across two broad habitat types (rocky ranges and open woodlands) in a small radiation of gecko lizards in the genus Gehyra from the Australian Monsoonal Tropics biome finds between 26 and 41 putative evolutionary units in the australis group. Expand
Diversification across biomes in a continental lizard radiation
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Rock‐dwelling and generalist taxa differ morphologically, but only the lineage‐poor central AAZ taxa have accelerated evolution, which suggests environmental heterogeneity and refugial dynamics have been more important than ecological release in elevating lineage diversity. Expand
Notes on the leaf insects of the genus Phyllium of Sumatra and Java, Indonesia, including the description of two new species with purple coxae (Phasmatodea, Phylliidae).
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A phylogenetic analysis based on three genes from the Phyllium species of both the islands of Java and Sumatra shows distinct molecular divergence for several populations and suggests the presence of two new cryptic species, morphologically inseparable fromPhyllium hausleithneri. Expand
Reconstructing the nonadaptive radiation of an ancient lineage of ground‐dwelling stick insects (Phasmatodea: Heteropterygidae)
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It is concluded that the current taxonomic diversity appears to be mainly driven by allopatry and not to be the result of niche differentiation, and this radiation is thus best described as a nonadaptive radiation. Expand
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