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Genome-wide identification and characterization of ATP-binding cassette transporters in the silkworm, Bombyx mori
A genome-wide analysis of the silkworm ABC transporters provides an overview of this vital gene superfamily in insects and lays a foundation for future analysis of their physiological function and hormonal regulation. Expand
Can comprehensive background knowledge be incorporated into substitution models to improve phylogenetic analyses? A case study on major arthropod relationships
Although the split-decomposition network indicated a high noise content in the data set, measures were able to both improve the analyses and give causal explanations for some incongruities mentioned from analyses of rRNA sequences, however, misleading effects did not completely disappear. Expand
The phylogenetic positions of three Basal-hexapod groups (protura, diplura, and collembola) based on ribosomal RNA gene sequences.
This study combined complete 18S with partial 28S ribosomal RNA gene sequences to investigate the relations of basal hexapods, and found data are consistent with hexapod monophyly and Collembola grouped weakly with "Protura + Diplura" under most analytical conditions. Expand
Molecular phylogeny of Collembola inferred from ribosomal RNA genes.
The results supported the monophyly of two of the four taxonomic groups of Collembola, namely of Poduromorpha and of Symphypleona, and the phylogenetic relationship was consistent with traditional morphological studies. Expand
Insect prophenoloxidase: the view beyond immunity
Insect prophenoloxidase has been studied for over a century, and the PPO activation cascade is becoming clearer, which suggests that it is time for us to look back on insect PPO beyond the view of immunity in this review. Expand
Phylogenetic Relationships of Basal Hexapods Reconstructed from Nearly Complete 18S and 28S rRNA Gene Sequences
This study combined nearly complete 28S and 18S rRNA gene sequences to investigate the phylogenetic relationships of basal hexapods (Protura, Collembola, and Diplura) and yielded consistent results. Expand
Effects of mercury on reproduction, avoidance, and heat shock protein gene expression of the soil springtail Folsomia candida.
The results suggested that the responses of the hsp70 gene and individual-level effects (reproduction and avoidance) could be integrated to provide helpful information for environmental monitoring and assessment of contaminated soils. Expand
Evolutionary implications of dipluran hexamerins.
  • W. Xie, Yun-Xia Luan
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Insect biochemistry and molecular biology
  • 1 March 2014
A single origin of the hexamerins in Hexapoda is supported, and the close relationship between Diplura and Insecta is suggested, which indicates that a relatively comprehensive taxa sampling is essential to solve some problems in phylogenetic reconstruction. Expand
Analysis of 18S rRNA gene of Octostigma sinensis (Projapygoidea: Octostigmatidae) supports the monophyly of Diplura
Investigating the phylogenetic position of Octostigmatidae, one of the three families of Projapygoidea, in Diplura, suggested that Octostigma was closer to the genus Parajapyx than to the representative genus of Campodeidae (Campodeoidea), and all phylogenetic trees supported the monophyly of DiplURA. Expand