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Sabrina Simon
Wageningen University and Research Centre
Phylogenetic treeGeneticsEvolutionary biologyBiologyPhylogenetics
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#1Benjamin WipflerH-Index: 17
Last. Sabrina SimonH-Index: 12
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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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#1Thijmen Breeschoten (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)
#2V.I.D. Ros (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 10
Last. Sabrina Simon (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 12
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BackgroundTo understand the genetic mechanisms of insect herbivory, the transcriptional response of insects feeding on different host plant species has to be studied. Here, we generated gene expression data of the generalist herbivore Spodoptera exigua (Hubner) feeding on three selected host plant species and a control (artificial diet). The host plant species used in this study –cabbage (Brassica oleracea), maize (Zea mays) and tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum)- are members of different plant familie...
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#1Sabrina Simon (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 12
#2Harald Letsch (University of Vienna)H-Index: 12
Last. Sven Bradler (GAU: University of Göttingen)H-Index: 15
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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...
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#2Sabrina Simon (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 12
Last. Frédéric LegendreH-Index: 9
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Phylogenomics seeks to use next-generation data to robustly infer an organism9s evolutionary history. Yet, the practical caveats of phylogenomics motivates investigation of improved efficiency, particularly when quality of phylogenies are questionable. To achieve improvements, one goal is to maintain or enhance the quality of phylogenetic inference while severely reducing dataset size. We approach this goal by designing an optimized subsample of data with an experimental design whose results are...
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#1Benjamin Wipfler (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 17
#2Harald Letsch (University of Vienna)H-Index: 12
Last. Sabrina Simon (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 12
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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...
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#1Dominic A. Evangelista (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 6
#2Benjamin Wipfler (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 17
Last. Sabrina Simon (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 12
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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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#2Benjamin WipflerH-Index: 17
Last. Sabrina SimonH-Index: 12
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#1Sabrina Simon (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 12
#2Alexander Blanke (University of Cologne)H-Index: 11
Last. Karen Meusemann (University of Freiburg)H-Index: 21
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Abstract The phylogenetic relationships of the winged insect lineages – mayflies (Ephemeroptera), damselflies and dragonflies (Odonata), and all other winged insects (Neoptera) – are still controversial with three hypotheses supported by different datasets: Palaeoptera, Metapterygota and Chiastomyaria. Here, we reanalyze available phylogenomic data with a focus on detecting confounding and alternative signal. In this context, we provide a framework to quantitatively evaluate and assess incongrue...
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#1Jorge Manuel Sánchez-González (California State University, Fresno)H-Index: 12
#2Dakota Camino (California State University, Fresno)H-Index: 1
Last. Antonino Cusumano (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 12
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Chemical compounds (infochemicals or semiochemicals) play an important role both in intra-specific and inter-specific communication. For example, chemical cues appear to play a key role in the host selection process adopted by insect parasitoids. In recent years significant advances have been made in order to understand the chemical ecology of insect parasitoids. However, little information is available about the evolution of semiochemical use in the host location process of insect parasitoids. ...
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#1Sabrina SimonH-Index: 12
#2Alexander BlankeH-Index: 11
Last. Karen MeusemannH-Index: 21
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The phylogenetic relationships of the winged insect lineages – mayflies (Ephemeroptera), damselflies and dragonflies (Odonata), and all other winged insects (Neoptera) – are still controversial with three hypotheses supported by different datasets: Palaeoptera, Metapterygota and Chiastomyaria. Here, we reanalyze available phylogenomic data with a focus on detecting confounding and alternative signal. In this context, we provide a framework to quantitatively evaluate and assess incongruent molecu...
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