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Bernhard Misof
University of Hamburg
151Publications
40H-index
5,964Citations
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#1Marcel Bläser (University of Cologne)H-Index: 2
#2Bernhard MisofH-Index: 40
Last.Reinhard Predel (University of Cologne)H-Index: 35
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Abstract Recent state-of-the-art analyses in insect phylogeny have exclusively used very large datasets to elucidate higher-level phylogenies. We have tested an alternative and novel approach by evaluating the potential phylogenetic signals of identified and relatively short neuropeptide precursor sequences with highly conserved functional units. For that purpose, we examined available transcriptomes of 40 blattodean species for the translated amino acid sequences of 17 neuropeptide precursors. ...
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#1Thomas K. F. Wong (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 10
#2Subha Kalyaanamoorthy (UW: University of Waterloo)
Last.Lars S. Jermiin (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 38
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Multiple sequence alignments (MSAs) play a pivotal role in studies of molecular sequence data, but nobody has developed a minimum reporting standard (MRS) to quantify the completeness of MSAs. We present an MRS that relies on four simple completeness metrics. The metrics are implemented in AliStat, a program developed to support the MRS. A survey of published MSAs illustrates the benefits and unprecedented transparency offered by the MRS.
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Earwigs are one of the comparatively species‐poor insect orders. Although various aspects of the phylogeny of this lineage are poorly understood, before the present study, there was a general consensus that Dermaptera comprises two major lineages: the paraphyletic Protodermaptera or ‘lower earwigs’ and the monophyletic Epidermaptera or ‘higher earwigs’, which are nested within the former. Our phylogenomic study based on the analysis of 3247 nuclear single‐copy genes reverses these relationships ...
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#1Lars S. Jermiin (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 38
#2Bernhard MisofH-Index: 40
Most commonly-used molecular phylogenetic methods assume that the sequences evolved on a single bifurcating tree and that the evolutionary processes operating at the variable sites are Markovian. Typically, it is also assumed that these evolutionary processes were stationary, reversible and homogenous across the edges of the tree and that the multiple substitutions at variable sites occurred so infrequently that the historical signal (i.e., the signal in DNA that is due to the order and time of ...
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#1Jonas EberleH-Index: 6
#2Dirk AhrensH-Index: 14
Last.Bernhard MisofH-Index: 40
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The ease of sequencing DNA barcodes promoted a species identification system universally applicable across animal phyla. However, relying on a single mitochondrial DNA fragment has a number of drawbacks that can mislead species delimitation and identification. Implementation of multiple nuclear markers would mitigate the limits of the current barcoding system if these markers are universally applicable across species, carry sufficient information to discriminate between closely related species, ...
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#1Gregg W.C. ThomasH-Index: 14
#2Elias DohmenH-Index: 2
Last.Michelle BellairH-Index: 19
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#1Isabel Almudi (CSIC: Spanish National Research Council)H-Index: 6
#2Joel Vizueta (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 3
Last.Fernando Casares (CSIC: Spanish National Research Council)H-Index: 28
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The first winged insects underwent profound morphological and functional transformations leading to the most successful animal radiations in the history of earth. Despite this, we still have a very incomplete picture of the changes in their genomes that underlay this radiation. Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) are one of the extant sister groups of all other winged insects and therefore are at a key phylogenetic position to understand this radiation. Here, we describe the genome of the cosmopolitan mayf...
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#1Simon Käfer (Charité)
#2Sofia Paraskevopoulou (Charité)H-Index: 1
Last.Christian Drosten (Charité)H-Index: 71
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The spectrum of viruses in insects is important for subjects as diverse as public health, veterinary medicine, food production, and biodiversity conservation. The traditional interest in vector-borne diseases of humans and livestock has drawn the attention of virus studies to hematophagous insect species. However, these represent only a tiny fraction of the broad diversity of Hexapoda, the most speciose group of animals. Here, we systematically probed the diversity of negative strand RNA viruses...
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#1Rolf G. Beutel (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 42
#2Ignacio Ribera (UPF: Pompeu Fabra University)H-Index: 11
Last.Michael BalkeH-Index: 29
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#1Duane D. McKenna (U of M: University of Memphis)H-Index: 17
#2Seunggwan Shin (U of M: University of Memphis)H-Index: 7
Last.Rolf G. Beutel (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 42
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The order Coleoptera (beetles) is arguably the most speciose group of animals, but the evolutionary history of beetles, including the impacts of plant feeding (herbivory) on beetle diversification, remain poorly understood. We inferred the phylogeny of beetles using 4,818 genes for 146 species, estimated timing and rates of beetle diversification using 89 genes for 521 species representing all major lineages and traced the evolution of beetle genes enabling symbiont-independent digestion of lign...
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