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Single-copy nuclear genes resolve the phylogeny of the holometabolous insects
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Evidence from nucleotide sequences of six single-copy nuclear protein coding genes used to reconstruct phylogenetic relationships and estimate evolutionary divergence times is presented, finding strong support for a close relationship between Coleoptera (beetles) and Strepsiptera, a previously proposed, but analytically controversial relationship. Expand
On wings of lace: phylogeny and Bayesian divergence time estimates of Neuropterida (Insecta) based on morphological and molecular data
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Megaloptera were found to be paraphyletic with respect to the rest of Neuroptera, calling into question the validity of the ordinal status for Megaloptera as presently defined, and the phylogenetic status and taxonomic composition of Polystoechotidae and Ithonidae are in need of re‐evaluation. Expand
Evolution of lacewings and allied orders using anchored phylogenomics (Neuroptera, Megaloptera, Raphidioptera)
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Analysis of anchored hybrid enrichment (AHE) data under a variety of analytical parameters recovered a well‐resolved and strongly supported tree for the higher phylogeny of Neuropterida that is highly concordant with previous estimates based on DNA sequence data. Expand
Interactions between nutrient status and weevil herbivory in the biological control of water hyacinth
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Water hyacinth plants grown at higher nutrient concentration were superior hosts to Neochetina bruchi, and local nutrient enrichment of water may assist the establishment of control agents in low-nutrient waterbodies. Expand
Mitochondrial phylogenomics illuminates the evolutionary history of Neuropterida
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A robust, fully resolved phylogeny and divergence time estimation for Neuropterida is presented with strong statistical support for almost all nodes and competing hypotheses regarding the life style of early neuropteridan larvae as either aquatic or terrestrial are evaluated. Expand
Phylogeny and Evolution of Neuropterida: Where Have Wings of Lace Taken Us?
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Phylogenetic estimations based on combined analyses of diverse data sources, ranging from adult and larval morphology to full mitochondrial genomic DNA, have begun to converge on similar patterns, and have given a revised perspective on the historical evolution and classification of Neuropterida. Expand
Wing Tracheation in Chrysopidae and Other Neuropterida (Insecta): A Resolution of the Confusion about Vein Fusion
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New homology statements and a revised nomenclature for veins and cells are proposed for wing venation among Neuropterida, with an emphasis on Chrysopidae, the family in which the highest degree of vein fusion is manifest. Expand
Phylogeny and Bayesian divergence time estimations of small-headed flies (Diptera: Acroceridae) using multiple molecular markers.
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These estimates indicate Acroceridae likely evolved during the late Triassic but did not diversify greatly until the Cretaceous, and support emerging morphological evidence that the type genus Acrocersa Meigen are atypical acrocerids. Expand
Phylogeny of Moth Lacewings and Giant Lacewings (Neuroptera: Ithonidae, Polystoechotidae) Using DNA Sequence Data, Morphology, and Fossils
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A single more inclusive family Ithonidae is proposed, including all ithonid genera and all genera previously placed in Polystoechotidae, based on three gene markers and 23 morphological characters. Expand
The First Mitochondrial Genomes of Antlion (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) and Split-footed Lacewing (Neuroptera: Nymphidae), with Phylogenetic Implications of Myrmeleontiformia
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A phylogenetic analysis based on the mt genomic data for all Neuropterida sequenced thus far, supports the monophyly of Myrmeleontiformia and the sister relationship between Ascalaphidae and Myr meleontidae. Expand
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