A molecular phylogeny of fleas ( Insecta : Siphonaptera ) : origins and host associations

@inproceedings{Whitinga2008AMP,
  title={A molecular phylogeny of fleas ( Insecta : Siphonaptera ) : origins and host associations},
  author={Michael F. Whitinga and Alison S. Whitinga and Michael W. Hastriterb and Katharina Dittmara},
  year={2008}
}
  • Michael F. Whitinga, Alison S. Whitinga, +1 author Katharina Dittmara
  • Published 2008
Siphonaptera (fleas) is a highly specialized order of holometabolous insects comprising 2500 species placed in 16 families. Despite a long history of extensive work on flea classification and biology, phylogenetic relationships among fleas are virtually unknown. We present the first formal analysis of flea relationships based on a molecular matrix of four loci (18S ribosomal DNA, 28S ribosomal DNA, Cytochrome Oxidase II, and Elongation Factor 1-alpha) for 128 flea taxa from around the world… CONTINUE READING
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