Relationships among the major lineages of Dictyoptera: the effect of outgroup selection on dictyopteran tree topology

  title={Relationships among the major lineages of Dictyoptera: the effect of outgroup selection on dictyopteran tree topology},
  author={Jessica L. Ware and Jessica Litman and Klaus-D. Klass and Lauren A. Spearman},
  journal={Systematic Entomology},
Abstract Dictyoptera, comprising Blattaria, Isoptera, and Mantodea, are diverse in appearance and life history, and are strongly supported as monophyletic. We downloaded COII, 16S, 18S, and 28S sequences of 39 dictyopteran species from GenBank. Ribosomal RNA sequences were aligned manually with reference to secondary structure. We included morphological data (maximum of 175 characters) for 12 of these taxa and for an additional 15 dictyopteran taxa (for which we had only morphological data). We… 

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