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Bernhard Misof
University of Hamburg
138Publications
38H-index
5,170Citations
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#1Mathieu Seppey (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics)H-Index: 3
#2Panagiotis Ioannidis (FORTH: Foundation for Research & Technology – Hellas)H-Index: 13
Last.Seunggwan Shin (U of M: University of Memphis)H-Index: 6
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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 ...
#1Malte Petersen (University of Bonn)H-Index: 11
#2David Armisén (École normale supérieure de Lyon)H-Index: 6
Last.Bernhard MisofH-Index: 38
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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.
#1Jeanne Wilbrandt (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 4
#2Bernhard MisofH-Index: 38
Last.Oliver Niehuis (University of Freiburg)H-Index: 22
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The location and modular structure of eukaryotic protein-coding genes in genomic sequences can be automatically predicted by gene annotation algorithms. These predictions are often used for comparative studies on gene structure, gene repertoires, and genome evolution. However, automatic annotation algorithms do not yet correctly identify all genes within a genome, and manual annotation is often necessary to obtain accurate gene models and gene sets. As manual annotation is time-consuming, only a...
#1Sabrina Simon (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 12
#2Harald Letsch (University of Vienna)H-Index: 11
Last.Lars PodsiadlowskiH-Index: 19
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Phasmatodea comprises over 3,000 extant species and stands out as one of the last remaining insect orders for which a robust, higher-level phylogenetic hypothesis is lacking. New research suggests that the extant diversity is the result of a surprisingly recent and rapid radiation that has been difficult to resolve with standard Sanger sequence data. In order to resolve the early branching events of stick and leaf insects, we analyzed transcriptomes from 61 species, including 38 Phasmatodea spec...
#1Mosè Manni (University of Geneva)H-Index: 11
#2Felipe A. Simão (University of Geneva)H-Index: 8
Last.Evgeny M. Zdobnov (University of Geneva)H-Index: 55
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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...
#2Michael Balke (LMU: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)H-Index: 26
Last.Hermes E. Escalona (University of Freiburg)H-Index: 3
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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...
#1Benjamin Wipfler (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 16
#2Harald Letsch (University of Vienna)H-Index: 11
Last.Alexander DonathH-Index: 13
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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...
#1Dominic A. Evangelista (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 1
#2Dominic A. Evangelista (UT: University of Tennessee)
Last.Ryuichiro Machida (University of Tsukuba)H-Index: 18
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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...
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