Phylogeny and temporal diversification of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) with an emphasis on the Neotropical fauna

  title={Phylogeny and temporal diversification of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) with an emphasis on the Neotropical fauna},
  author={Camila Lorenz and Jo{\~a}o Marcelo P Alves and Peter G. Foster and Lincoln Suesdek and Maria Anice Mureb Sallum},
  journal={Systematic Entomology},
Understanding phylogenetic relationships within the family Culicidae informs mosquito evolution and may have public health implications as this family includes numerous species of medical and veterinary importance. We investigated the mitochondrial genomes of 102 mosquitoes, including six newly sequenced species, representing 21 genera with an emphasis on the Neotropical region. We estimated divergence times based on sequence data and three fossil calibration points, using Bayesian relaxed… Expand


Phylogenetic analysis and temporal diversification of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) based on nuclear genes and morphology
The results support the notion of rapid radiations early in the diversification of mosquitoes, and suggest the need for additional taxonomic sampling. Expand
Evolution and systematics of Anopheles: insights from a molecular phylogeny of Australasian mosquitoes.
The COII gene shows promise for questions concerning alpha taxonomy but appears to be of limited use for resolving deeper relationships within the Anopheles, according to a cladistic analysis of sequence variation within the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit II gene. Expand
Culicidae evolutionary history focusing on the Culicinae subfamily based on mitochondrial phylogenomics
It is demonstrated that low-coverage sequencing is effective to recover mitogenomes, establish phylogenetic knowledge and hence generate basic fundamental information that will help in the understanding of the role of these species as pathogen vectors. Expand
Toward understanding Anophelinae (Diptera, Culicidae) phylogeny: insights from nuclear single-copy genes and the weight of evidence.
The present data and other available evidence suggest a South American origin of Anophelinae, probably in the Mesozoic; a rapid diversification of Bironella and basal subgeneric lineages of Anopheles, potentially associated with the breakup of Gondwanaland; and a relatively recent and rapid dispersion of subgenus Anophele. Expand
Phylogeny and classification of the Culicidae (Diptera)
The results indicate that Aedini is a paraphyletic assemblage with respect to the Mansoniini, each of which is monophyletic in itself, and supports the monophyly of the subfamily Anophelinae and the tribes Culicini and Sabethini. Expand
Evolution of mitochondrial and ribosomal gene sequences in anophelinae (Diptera: Culicidae): implications for phylogeny reconstruction.
Recovery of relationships consistent with morphology and previous molecular studies provides evidence of substantial phylogenetic signal in D2 and ND5 genes at levels of divergence from closely related species to subfamily in mosquitoes. Expand
Phylogeny of Anophelinae using mitochondrial protein coding genes
These findings provided robust evidence for elevating the monophyletic groupings Kerteszia, Lophopodomyia, Nyssorhynchus and Stethomyia to genus level and genus Anopheles to include subgenera Anophele, Baimaia, Cellia and Christya. Expand
Phylogeny of Anophelinae (Diptera: Culicidae) based on nuclear ribosomal and mitochondrial DNA sequences
The most basal relationships within genus Anopheles are not well resolved by any of the data partitions, although the results of statistical analyses of the rDNA data suggest that the clade consisting of Bironella, Lophopodomyia, Nyssorhynchus and Kerteszia is the sister to theClade containing Cellia and Anophele. Expand
Reconsideration of anopheline mosquito phylogeny (Diptera: Culicidae: Anophelinae) based on morphological data
The phylogeny of anopheline mosquitoes (Culicidae: Anophelinae) is re‐examined using morphological data derived from adults, fourth‐instar larvae and pupae to assess objectively the phylogenetic relationships and classification of two taxa not included by Sallum et al. (2000). Expand
Phylogeny of Anophelinae (Diptera Culicidae) Based on Morphological Characters
A cladistic analysis of 163 morphological characters from females, males, fourth-instar larvae, and pupae of 64 species indicates that Anophelinae is monophyletic, that Chagasia is the earliest-diverged lineage within Anop Helinae, and that the genus Anopheles, as currently defined, is paraphyletic. Expand