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Duane D. McKenna
University of Memphis
45Publications
17H-index
2,534Citations
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#1Mathieu Seppey (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics)H-Index: 6
#2Panagiotis Ioannidis (FORTH: Foundation for Research & Technology – Hellas)H-Index: 20
Last.Nadir Alvarez (UNIL: University of Lausanne)H-Index: 28
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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 ...
#2Christoph MayerH-Index: 22
Last.Jesús Gómez-ZuritaH-Index: 23
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Gene expression profiles can change dramatically between sexes and sex bias may contribute specific macroevolutionary dynamics for sex-biased genes. However, these dynamics are poorly understood at large evolutionary scales due to the paucity of studies that have assessed orthology and functional homology for sex-biased genes and the pleiotropic effects possibly constraining their evolutionary potential. Here, we explore the correlation of sex-biased expression with macroevolutionary processes t...
Last.Duane D. McKennaH-Index: 17
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Mexico has the third highest diversity of passalid beetles in the World. Here we describe Tonantzin new genus, a new monotypic genus, potentially endemic to the mountains of central Mexico. The new genus is diagnosed by a new configuration of characters from the mesofrontal structure (MFS) in addition to other characters. The MFS in Passalidae has been treated either as a composite complex character or a combination of individual characters. Using a broad taxonomic sample within Proculini, we di...
#1Meredith A. Zettlemoyer (MSU: Michigan State University)
#2Duane D. McKenna (U of M: University of Memphis)H-Index: 17
Last.Jennifer A. Lau (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 24
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#1Rolf G. Beutel (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 42
#2Hans Pohl (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 21
Last.Frank Friedrich (UHH: University of Hamburg)H-Index: 21
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#1Dave J. ClarkeH-Index: 6
#2Ajay LimayeH-Index: 1
Last.Rolf G. OberprielerH-Index: 11
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Only a few weevils have been described from Burmese amber, and although most have been misclassified, they show unusual and specialised characters unknown in extant weevils. In this paper, we present the results of a study of a much larger and more diverse selection of Burmese amber weevils. We prepared all amber blocks to maximise visibility of structures and examined these with high-magnification light microscopy as well as CT scanning (selected specimens). We redescribe most previously descri...
#1Jay D. Evans (ARS: Agricultural Research Service)H-Index: 66
#2Duane D. McKenna (U of M: University of Memphis)H-Index: 17
Last.Qiang Huang (JXAU: Jiangxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 6
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Background: The small hive beetle (Aethina tumida; ATUMI) is an invasive parasite of bee colonies. ATUMI feeds on both fruits and bee nest products, facilitating its spread and increasing its impact on honey bees and other pollinators. We have sequenced and annotated the ATUMI genome, providing the first genomic resources for this species and for the Nitidulidae, a beetle family that is closely related to the extraordinarily species-rich clade of beetles known as the Phytophaga. ATUMI thus provi...
#1Andrew J. Johnson (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 3
#2Duane D. McKenna (U of M: University of Memphis)H-Index: 17
Last.Jiri Hulcr (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 27
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Abstract Bark and ambrosia beetles (Curculionidae, Scolytinae) display a conspicuous diversity of unusual genetic and ecological attributes and behaviors. Reconstructing the evolution of Scolytinae, particularly the large and ecologically significant tribe Cryphalini (pygmy borers), has long been problematic. These challenges have not adequately been addressed using morphological characters, and previous research has used only DNA sequence data from small numbers of genes. Through a combination ...
#1Mathieu Seppey (UNIL: University of Lausanne)H-Index: 6
#2Panagiotis Ioannidis (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics)H-Index: 20
Last.Nadir Alvarez (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 28
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The diversity and evolutionary success of beetles (Coleoptera) are proposed to have arisen from millions of years of specialized trophic interactions with land plants. In particular, ingestion of toxic plant allelochemicals may impose selective pressures that drive genomic diversification and speciation in phytophagous beetles. However, evidence of changes in beetle gene repertoires driven by these interactions remains largely anecdotal and without explicit hypothesis testing. To address this, w...
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