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The complete mitochondrial genome of the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta, (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Sphingidae), and an examination of mitochondrial gene variability within butterflies and moths.
TLDR
Comparisons of gene variability across the order suggest that the mitochondrial genes most frequently used in phylogenetic analysis of the Lepidoptera, cox1 and cox2, are amongst the least variable genes in the genome and phylogenetic resolution could be improved by using alternative, higher variability genes such as nad2, nad3, n ad4 and nad5. Expand
Insect mitochondrial genomics: implications for evolution and phylogeny.
  • S. Cameron
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annual review of entomology
  • 7 January 2014
TLDR
Insects are model systems for studying aberrant mt genomes, including truncated tRNAs and multichromosomal genomes, and greater integration of nuclear and mt genomic studies is necessary to further the understanding of insect genomic evolution. Expand
A mitochondrial genome phylogeny of Diptera: whole genome sequence data accurately resolve relationships over broad timescales with high precision
TLDR
The addition of ribosomal and transfer RNA genes to the protein coding genes traditionally used in mitochondrial genome phylogenies improved the resolution and support, contrary to previous suggestions that these genes would evolve too quickly or prove too difficult to align to provide phylogenetic signal at deep nodes. Expand
Characterization of 67 mitochondrial tRNA gene rearrangements in the Hymenoptera suggests that mitochondrial tRNA gene position is selectively neutral.
TLDR
It is found that the vast majority of mitochondrial gene rearrangements are independently derived, and that there are an enormous number of alternative mitochondrial genome organizations possible and that mitochondrial genome organization is, for the most part, selectively neutral. Expand
A preliminary mitochondrial genome phylogeny of Orthoptera (Insecta) and approaches to maximizing phylogenetic signal found within mitochondrial genome data.
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The findings suggest that the best phylogenetic inferences are made when all available nucleotide data from themtgenome are analyzed simultaneously, and that the mtgenome data can resolve over a wide time scale from the Permian to the Tertiary. Expand
A genomic perspective on the shortcomings of mitochondrial DNA for "barcoding" identification.
TLDR
The natural history of mtDNA is reviewed and problems for barcoding which are particularly associated with mtDNA and inheritance are discussed, including reduced effective population size, maternal inheritance, recombination, inconsistent mutation rate, heteroplasmy, and compounding evolutionary processes. Expand
A Comparative Analysis of Mitochondrial Genomes in Coleoptera (Arthropoda: Insecta) and Genome Descriptions of Six New Beetles
TLDR
Six new complete mitochondrial genome descriptions are presented, including a representative of each suborder, and the evolution of mtgenomes from a comparative framework using all available coleopteran mt Genomes is analyzed. Expand
Nonstationary evolution and compositional heterogeneity in beetle mitochondrial phylogenomics.
TLDR
A broad range of phylogenetic methods are applied, including some traditional stationary models of evolution and all the more recent nonstationary models, and some of the newer software packages are found more appropriate for data of this nature. Expand
How to sequence and annotate insect mitochondrial genomes for systematic and comparative genomics research
TLDR
The aims of this review are to describe in detail the various sequencing methods used on insect mt genomes, and to improve the re-annotation of previously sequenced mt genomes used in systematic or comparative research. Expand
The evolutionary history of termites as inferred from 66 mitochondrial genomes.
TLDR
The inference of ancestral geographic ranges shows that the Termitidae, which includes more than 75% of extant termite species, most likely originated in Africa or Asia, and acquired their pantropical distribution after a series of dispersal and subsequent diversification events. Expand
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