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Bernhard Misof
University of Hamburg
138Publications
38H-index
5,170Citations
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Published on Dec 1, 2019in Genome Biology 14.03
Mathieu Seppey3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics),
Panagiotis Ioannidis13
Estimated H-index: 13
(FORTH: Foundation for Research & Technology – Hellas)
+ 10 AuthorsSeunggwan Shin6
Estimated H-index: 6
(U of M: University of Memphis)
The diversity and evolutionary success of beetles (Coleoptera) are proposed to be related to the diversity of plants on which they feed. Indeed, the largest beetle suborder, Polyphaga, mostly includes plant eaters among its approximately 315,000 species. In particular, plants defend themselves with a diversity of specialized toxic chemicals. These may impose selective pressures that drive genomic diversification and speciation in phytophagous beetles. However, evidence of changes in beetle gene ...
Published on Jan 9, 2019in BMC Evolutionary Biology 3.04
Malte Petersen11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Bonn),
David Armisén6
Estimated H-index: 6
(École normale supérieure de Lyon)
+ 6 AuthorsBernhard Misof38
Estimated H-index: 38
Background Transposable elements (TEs) are a major component of metazoan genomes and are associated with a variety of mechanisms that shape genome architecture and evolution. Despite the ever-growing number of insect genomes sequenced to date, our understanding of the diversity and evolution of insect TEs remains poor.
Published on Mar 22, 2019in bioRxiv
Mosè Manni11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Geneva),
Felipe A. Simão8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Geneva)
+ 6 AuthorsEvgeny M. Zdobnov55
Estimated H-index: 55
(University of Geneva)
The dipluran two-pronged bristletail Campodea augens is a blind ancestrally wingless hexapod with the remarkable capacity to regenerate lost body appendages such as its long antennae. As sister group to Insecta (sensu stricto), Diplura are key to understanding the early evolution of hexapods and the origin and evolution of insects. Here we report the 1.2-Gbp draft genome of C. augens and results from comparative genomic analyses with other arthropods. In C. augens we uncovered the largest chemos...
Published on Jun 1, 2019in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 3.99
Alexandros Vasilikopoulos3
Estimated H-index: 3
,
Michael Balke26
Estimated H-index: 26
(LMU: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
+ 17 AuthorsHermes E. Escalona3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Freiburg)
The beetle superfamily Dytiscoidea, placed within the suborder Adephaga, comprises six families. The phylogenetic relationships of these families, whose species are aquatic, remain highly contentious. In particular the monophyly of the geographically disjunct Aspidytidae (China and South Africa) remains unclear. Here we use a phylogenomic approach to demonstrate that Aspidytidae are indeed monophyletic, as we inferred this phylogenetic relationship from analyzing nucleotide sequence data filtere...
Published on Feb 22, 2019in Cladistics 7.78
Sujatha Narayanan Kutty9
Estimated H-index: 9
(NUS: National University of Singapore),
Karen Meusemann19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Freiburg)
+ 9 AuthorsPierfilippo Cerretti13
Estimated H-index: 13
Benjamin Wipfler16
Estimated H-index: 16
(FSU: University of Jena),
Harald Letsch11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Vienna)
+ 22 AuthorsAlexander Donath13
Estimated H-index: 13
Polyneoptera represents one of the major lineages of winged insects, comprising around 40,000 extant species in 10 traditional orders, including grasshoppers, roaches, and stoneflies. Many important aspects of polyneopteran evolution, such as their phylogenetic relationships, changes in their external appearance, their habitat preferences, and social behavior, are unresolved and are a major enigma in entomology. These ambiguities also have direct consequences for our understanding of the evoluti...
Published on Jan 30, 2019
Dominic A. Evangelista1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UT: University of Tennessee),
Dominic A. Evangelista (UT: University of Tennessee)+ 17 AuthorsRyuichiro Machida18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Tsukuba)
Phylogenetic relationships among subgroups of cockroaches and termites are still matters of debate. Their divergence times and major phenotypic transitions during evolution are also not yet settled. We addressed these points by combining the first nuclear phylogenomic study of termites and cockroaches with a thorough approach to divergence time analysis, identification of endosymbionts, and reconstruction of ancestral morphological traits and behaviour. Analyses of the phylogenetic relationships...
Leon Hilgers1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
Arne W. Nolte21
Estimated H-index: 21
+ -3 AuthorsJulia Schwarzer11
Estimated H-index: 11
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