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Ralph S. Peters
University of Hamburg
37Publications
12H-index
1,497Citations
Publications 37
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#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...
#1Marcell K. Peters (University of Würzburg)H-Index: 15
#2Andreas Hemp (University of Bayreuth)H-Index: 24
Last.Sara B. Frederiksen (University of Marburg)H-Index: 1
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Agriculture and the exploitation of natural resources have transformed tropical mountain ecosystems across the world, and the consequences of these transformations for biodiversity and ecosystem functioning are largely unknown1–3. Conclusions that are derived from studies in non-mountainous areas are not suitable for predicting the effects of land-use changes on tropical mountains because the climatic environment rapidly changes with elevation, which may mitigate or amplify the effects of land u...
#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...
#1Kevin Paul Johnson (INHS: Illinois Natural History Survey)H-Index: 39
#2Christopher H. Dietrich (INHS: Illinois Natural History Survey)H-Index: 19
Last.Kimberly K.O. Walden (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 19
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Hemipteroid insects (Paraneoptera), with over 10% of all known insect diversity, are a major component of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Previous phylogenetic analyses have not consistently resolved the relationships among major hemipteroid lineages. We provide maximum likelihood-based phylogenomic analyses of a taxonomically comprehensive dataset comprising sequences of 2,395 single-copy, protein-coding genes for 193 samples of hemipteroid insects and outgroups. These analyses yield a well...
#1Manuela Sann (University of Freiburg)H-Index: 3
#2Oliver Niehuis (University of Freiburg)H-Index: 22
Last.Christoph Bleidorn (GAU: University of Göttingen)H-Index: 27
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Background Apoid wasps and bees (Apoidea) are an ecologically and morphologically diverse group of Hymenoptera, with some species of bees having evolved eusocial societies. Major problems for our understanding of the evolutionary history of Apoidea have been the difficulty to trace the phylogenetic origin and to reliably estimate the geological age of bees. To address these issues, we compiled a comprehensive phylogenomic dataset by simultaneously analyzing target DNA enrichment and transcriptom...
#1Gregg W.C. Thomas (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 11
#2Elias Dohmen (WWU: University of Münster)H-Index: 2
Last.Michelle Bellair (BCM: Baylor College of Medicine)H-Index: 20
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Arthropods comprise the largest and most diverse phylum on Earth and play vital roles in nearly every ecosystem. Their diversity stems in part from variations on a conserved body plan, resulting from and recorded in adaptive changes in the genome. Dissection of the genomic record of sequence change enables broad questions regarding genome evolution to be addressed, even across hyper-diverse taxa within arthropods. Using 76 whole genome sequences representing 21 orders spanning more than 500 mill...
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