Corpus ID: 204148456

Evolutionary parallelism in Anoplura and eutherian mammals

  title={Evolutionary parallelism in Anoplura and eutherian mammals},
  author={K. Kim},
Review of the systematics, biology and ecology of lice from pinnipeds and river otters (Insecta: Phthiraptera: Anoplura: Echinophthiriidae).
A literature review of the sucking louse family Echinophthiriidae, its five genera and twelve species parasitic on pinnipeds and the North American river otter and a host-louse list, and a bibliography to the family as complete as possible. Expand
Evolutionary history of mammalian sucking lice (Phthiraptera: Anoplura)
This study represents the first phylogenetic hypothesis of sucking louse relationships using molecular data and it finds significant conflict between phylogenies constructed using molecular and morphological data. Expand
Phylogenetic analysis of partial sequences of elongation factor 1alpha identifies major groups of lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera).
Evidence is provided in support of the hypothesis that lice have speciated in situ on the host in response to niche specialization and that this has given rise to convergent morphologies in the lice of different host groups which share similar ecological niches. Expand
Fragmented mitochondrial genomes are present in both major clades of the blood-sucking lice (suborder Anoplura): evidence from two Hoplopleura rodent lice (family Hoplopleuridae)
Fragmented mt genomes were present in the most recent common ancestor of the two major clades of the blood-sucking lice, which lived ~75 million years ago, and genus-specific minichromosomes are potential synapomorphies. Expand
Frequent tRNA gene translocation towards the boundaries with control regions contributes to the highly dynamic mitochondrial genome organization of the parasitic lice of mammals
  • Wen-Ge Dong, Yalun Dong, Xian-Guo Guo, R. Shao
  • Medicine
  • BMC genomics
  • 2021
It is concluded that inter-minichromosomal tRNA gene translocation orientated towards the boundaries with the control region is a major contributing factor to the highly dynamic mitochondrial genome organization in the parasitic lice of mammals. Expand
Lice community structure infesting Trinomys iheringi (Thomas, 1911) - Ocurrence, sex bias and climatic variables on tropical island
It is highlighted that the major occurrence of lice occurs in the driest period of the year, that males are more prone to parasitism by lice than females, and adults more prone than young. Expand
Analysis of a fragmented mitochondrial genome in a chewing louse, Geomydoecus aurei
The G. aurei cox2 minichromosome has a reduced gene content compared to other trichodectids, yet the total size of the minichROMosome is similar among species, supporting suggestions by Shao et al. (2017) and Song etAl. Expand
Mitochondrial Genome Fragmentation Unites the Parasitic Lice of Eutherian Mammals
It is demonstrated, for the first time, that organelle genome fragmentation is informative for resolving controversial high‐level phylogenies. Expand
Phylogenomic analysis of seal lice reveals codivergence with their hosts
The phylogeny of Echinophthiriidae suggests that these lice have consistently codiverged with their hosts with minimal host switching and indicates that louse effective population size is linked to host demographics, which further highlights the close association between pinnipeds and their lice. Expand
Phylogenomics from Whole Genome Sequences Using aTRAM
The use of automated Target Restricted Assembly Method (aTRAM) to assemble 1107 single‐copy ortholog genes from whole genome sequencing of sucking lice and out‐groups is demonstrated and it is demonstrated that this approach is successful at developing phylogenomic data sets from raw genome sequencing reads. Expand