A Comprehensive Phylogeny of Beetles Reveals the Evolutionary Origins of a Superradiation

@article{Hunt2007ACP,
  title={A Comprehensive Phylogeny of Beetles Reveals the Evolutionary Origins of a Superradiation},
  author={T. Hunt and J. Bergsten and Z. Levkani{\vc}ov{\'a} and A. Papadopoulou and O. John and R. Wild and P. Hammond and D. Ahrens and M. Balke and M. S. Caterino and J. G{\'o}mez-Zurita and I. Ribera and T. Barraclough and M. Boc{\'a}kov{\'a} and L. Bocak and A. Vogler},
  journal={Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={318},
  pages={1913 - 1916}
}
  • T. Hunt, J. Bergsten, +13 authors A. Vogler
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine, Biology, Geography
  • Science
  • Beetles represent almost one-fourth of all described species, and knowledge about their relationships and evolution adds to our understanding of biodiversity. We performed a comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of Coleoptera inferred from three genes and nearly 1900 species, representing more than 80% of the world's recognized beetle families. We defined basal relationships in the Polyphaga supergroup, which contains over 300,000 species, and established five families as the earliest branching… CONTINUE READING

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