Termites and trees: a review of recent advances in termite phylogenetics

@article{Eggleton2001TermitesAT,
  title={Termites and trees: a review of recent advances in termite phylogenetics},
  author={Paul Eggleton},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2001},
  volume={48},
  pages={187-193}
}
  • P. Eggleton
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • Biology
  • Insectes Sociaux
Summary: Modern termite phylogenetics is critically reviewed, with an emphasis on tree topologies as phylogenetic hypotheses. Studies have especially concentrated on (1) the position of Isoptera among the Dictyoptera and (2) the family group relationships within the Isoptera. The first of these problems is still controversial; although the weight of evidence now suggests that termites are nested within the cockroaches, thus making "Blattaria" as presently constituted paraphyletic. The exact… 
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