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A phylogenomic approach to resolve the arthropod tree of life.
Arthropods were the first animals to conquer land and air. They encompass more than three quarters of all described living species. This extraordinary evolutionary success is based on an astoundinglyExpand
A comprehensive analysis of bilaterian mitochondrial genomes and phylogeny.
About 2800 mitochondrial genomes of Metazoa are present in NCBI RefSeq today, two thirds belonging to vertebrates. Metazoan phylogeny was recently challenged by large scale EST approachesExpand
Can comprehensive background knowledge be incorporated into substitution models to improve phylogenetic analyses? A case study on major arthropod relationships
BackgroundWhenever different data sets arrive at conflicting phylogenetic hypotheses, only testable causal explanations of sources of errors in at least one of the data sets allow us to criticallyExpand
Dating the arthropod tree based on large-scale transcriptome data.
Molecular sequences do not only allow the reconstruction of phylogenetic relationships among species, but also provide information on the approximate divergence times. Whereas the fossil record datesExpand
Evolutionary history of Polyneoptera and its implications for our understanding of early winged insects
Significance Polyneoptera is the only major lineage of winged insects (Pterygota) with an unresolved evolutionary history concerning important phenotypic traits like external shape, social behavior,Expand
Insect Phylogenomics: Exploring the Source of Incongruence Using New Transcriptomic Data
The evolution of the diverse insect lineages is one of the most fascinating issues in evolutionary biology. Despite extensive research in this area, the resolution of insect phylogeny especially ofExpand
Insect phylogenomics: new insights on the relationships of lower neopteran orders (Polyneoptera)
The branching pattern of the diverse lower neopteran insect lineages (Polyneoptera: cockroaches, mantids, earwigs, grasshoppers, phasmids etc.) is the least resolved problem in insect systematics.Expand
Genome assembly and geospatial phylogenomics of the bed bug Cimex lectularius
The common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) has been a persistent pest of humans for thousands of years, yet the genetic basis of the bed bug's basic biology and adaptation to dense human environments isExpand
An integrative phylogenomic approach illuminates the evolutionary history of cockroaches and termites (Blattodea)
Phylogenetic relationships among subgroups of cockroaches and termites are still matters of debate. Their divergence times and major phenotypic transitions during evolution are also not yet settled.Expand
A phylogenomic approach to resolve the basal pterygote divergence.
One of the most fascinating Bauplan transitions in the animal kingdom was the invention of insect wings, a change that also contributed to the success and enormous diversity of this animal group.Expand