Synergistic effects of combining morphological and molecular data in resolving the phylogeny of butterflies and skippers

@article{Wahlberg2005SynergisticEO,
  title={Synergistic effects of combining morphological and molecular data in resolving the phylogeny of butterflies and skippers},
  author={N. Wahlberg and M. Braby and A. Brower and R. de Jong and Ming-Min Lee and S. Nylin and N. Pierce and F. Sperling and R. Vila and A. Warren and E. Zakharov},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={272},
  pages={1577 - 1586}
}
Phylogenetic relationships among major clades of butterflies and skippers have long been controversial, with no general consensus even today. Such lack of resolution is a substantial impediment to using the otherwise well studied butterflies as a model group in biology. Here we report the results of a combined analysis of DNA sequences from three genes and a morphological data matrix for 57 taxa (3258 characters, 1290 parsimony informative) representing all major lineages from the three… Expand
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