Phylogeny of the holometabolous insect orders: molecular evidence

@article{Whiting2002PhylogenyOT,
  title={Phylogeny of the holometabolous insect orders: molecular evidence},
  author={Michael Whiting},
  journal={Zoologica Scripta},
  year={2002},
  volume={31}
}
  • M. Whiting
  • Published 1 February 2002
  • Biology
  • Zoologica Scripta
Phylogenetic relationships among the holometabolous insect orders were reconstructed using 18S ribosomal DNA data drawn from a sample of 182 taxa representing all holometabolous insect orders and multiple outgroups. Parsimony analysis supports the monophyly of all holometabolous insect orders except for Coleoptera and Mecoptera. Mecoptera is paraphyletic with respect to Siphonaptera, which is nested within Mecoptera. Coleoptera is scattered as a paraphyletic assemblage across the tree topology… 
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