An integrative phylogenomic approach to elucidate the evolutionary history and divergence times of Neuropterida (Insecta: Holometabola)

  title={An integrative phylogenomic approach to elucidate the evolutionary history and divergence times of Neuropterida (Insecta: Holometabola)},
  author={Alexandros Vasilikopoulos and Bernhard Misof and Karen Meusemann and Doria Lieberz and Tom{\'a}{\vs} Flouri and Rolf G. Beutel and Oliver Niehuis and Torsten Wappler and Jes Rust and Ralph S. Peters and Alexander Donath and Lars Podsiadlowski and Christoph Mayer and Daniela Bartel and Alexander B{\"o}hm and Shanlin Liu and Paschalia Kapli and Carola Greve and James E. Jepson and Xingyue Liu and Xin Zhou and Horst Asp{\"o}ck and Ulrike Asp{\"o}ck},
  journal={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
Background The latest advancements in DNA sequencing technologies have facilitated the resolution of the phylogeny of insects, yet parts of the tree of Holometabola remain unresolved. The phylogeny of Neuropterida has been extensively studied, but no strong consensus exists concerning the phylogenetic relationships within the order Neuroptera. Here, we assembled a novel transcriptomic dataset to address previously unresolved issues in the phylogeny of Neuropterida and to infer divergence times… 
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  • Biology, Environmental Science
    Cladistics : the international journal of the Willi Hennig Society
  • 2021
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