Multiple genes and the monophyly of Ischnocera (Insecta: Phthiraptera).

@article{Johnson2002MultipleGA,
  title={Multiple genes and the monophyly of Ischnocera (Insecta: Phthiraptera).},
  author={Kevin P. Johnson and Michael Whiting},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2002},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={101-10}
}
Whereas most traditional classifications identify Ischnocera as a major suborder of lice in the order Phthiraptera, a recent molecular study based on one gene did not recover monophyly of Ischnocera. In this study we test the monophyly of Ischnocera using sequences of portions of three different genes: two nuclear (EF1 alpha and 18S) and one mitochondrial (COI). Analysis of EF1 alpha and COI sequences did not recover monophyly of Ischnocera, but these genes provided little support for… CONTINUE READING