Phylogenetic analysis of partial sequences of elongation factor 1alpha identifies major groups of lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera).

  title={Phylogenetic analysis of partial sequences of elongation factor 1alpha identifies major groups of lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera).},
  author={R. Cruickshank and K. Johnson and V. Smith and R. J. Adams and D. Clayton and R. D. Page},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  volume={19 2},
  • R. Cruickshank, K. Johnson, +3 authors R. D. Page
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
  • As a first attempt to use molecular data to resolve the relationships between the four suborders of lice and within the suborder Ischnocera, we sequenced a 347-bp fragment of the elongation factor 1alpha gene of 127 lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) as well as outgroup taxa from the order Psocoptera. A number of well-supported monophyletic groups were found but the relationships among many of these groups could not be resolved. While it is probable that multiple substitutions at high divergences and… CONTINUE READING
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