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An integrative phylogenomic approach illuminates the evolutionary history of cockroaches and termites (Blattodea)

Published on Jan 30, 2019
· DOI :10.1098/rspb.2018.2076
Dominic A. Evangelista1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UT: University of Tennessee),
Dominic A. Evangelista (UT: University of Tennessee)+ 17 AuthorsSabrina Simon11
Estimated H-index: 11
(WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)
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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 within Blattodea robustly confirm previously uncertain hypotheses such as the sister-group relationship between Blaberoidea and remaining Blattodea, and Lamproblatta being the closest relative to the social and wood-feeding Cryptocercus and termites. Consequently, we propose new names for various clades in Blattodea: Cryptocercus + termites = Tutricablattae; Lamproblattidae + Tutricablattae = Kittrickea; and Blattoidea + Corydioidea = Solumblattodea. Our inferred divergence times contradict previous studies by sho...
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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 Dec 1, 2018in BMC Evolutionary Biology3.04
Manuela Sann3
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(University of Freiburg),
Oliver Niehuis22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of Freiburg)
+ 8 AuthorsChristoph Bleidorn27
Estimated H-index: 27
(GAU: University of Göttingen)
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...
Published on Nov 1, 2018in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution3.99
Dominic A. Evangelista4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Paris),
Manpreet Kaur Kohli4
Estimated H-index: 4
(RU: Rutgers University)
+ 1 AuthorsFrédéric Legendre13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Paris)
Abstract Assessing support for molecular phylogenies is difficult because the data is heterogeneous in quality and overwhelming in quantity. Traditionally, node support values (bootstrap frequency, Bayesian posterior probability) are used to assess confidence in tree topologies. Other analyses to assess the quality of phylogenetic data (e.g. Lento plots, saturation plots, trait consistency) and the resulting phylogenetic trees (e.g. internode certainty, parameter permutation tests, topological t...
Published on Aug 2, 2018in Geodiversitas1.30
Yingying Cui6
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Dominic A. Evangelista4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Paris)
+ 0 AuthorsOlivier Béthoux19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Paris)
The fossil species Prochaeradodis enigmaticusPiton, 1940, from Menat (France, Paleocene) has been regarded as a crown-Mantodea (praying mantis) and was subsequently used as one of the very few temporal calibration points relevant for the order. Ambiguities in previous descriptions prompted us to re-examine the type material. Based on our new observations and a broad comparative analysis across Dictyoptera, we recognized three independent morphological character states supporting an unequivocal p...
Published on Apr 1, 2018in Molecular Biology and Evolution14.80
Thomas Bourguignon16
Estimated H-index: 16
(USYD: University of Sydney),
Qian Tang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(NUS: National University of Singapore)
+ 8 AuthorsTheodore A. Evans25
Estimated H-index: 25
(UWA: University of Western Australia)
Published on Apr 1, 2018in New Phytologist7.30
Jose Barba-Montoya3
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(UCL: University College London),
Mario dos Reis23
Estimated H-index: 23
(QMUL: Queen Mary University of London)
+ 2 AuthorsZiheng Yang82
Estimated H-index: 82
(UCL: University College London)
Through the lens of the fossil record, angiosperm diversification precipitated a Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution (KTR) in which pollinators, herbivores and predators underwent explosive co‐diversification. Molecular dating studies imply that early angiosperm evolution is not documented in the fossil record. This mismatch remains controversial. / We used a Bayesian molecular dating method to analyse a dataset of 83 genes from 644 taxa and 52 fossil calibrations to explore the effect of differen...
Published on Dec 1, 2017in Scientific Reports4.01
Michiru Nishita25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Kobe University),
Seung-Yeol Park4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Brigham and Women's Hospital)
+ 9 AuthorsGregory J. Pazour56
Estimated H-index: 56
(UMMS: University of Massachusetts Medical School)
Signaling through the Ror2 receptor tyrosine kinase promotes invadopodia formation for tumor invasion. Here, we identify intraflagellar transport 20 (IFT20) as a new target of this signaling in tumors that lack primary cilia, and find that IFT20 mediates the ability of Ror2 signaling to induce the invasiveness of these tumors. We also find that IFT20 regulates the nucleation of Golgi-derived microtubules by affecting the GM130-AKAP450 complex, which promotes Golgi ribbon formation in achieving p...
Published on Jun 1, 2017in Nature Methods28.47
Subha Kalyaanamoorthy8
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Bui Quang Minh15
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+ 2 AuthorsLars S. Jermiin35
Estimated H-index: 35
ModelFinder is a fast model-selection method that greatly improves the accuracy of phylogenetic estimates.
Published on Apr 1, 2017in Current Biology9.19
Ralph S. Peters12
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,
Lars Krogmann7
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(Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart)
+ 20 AuthorsRobert Lanfear29
Estimated H-index: 29
(Macquarie University)
Summary Hymenoptera (sawflies, wasps, ants, and bees) are one of four mega-diverse insect orders, comprising more than 153,000 described and possibly up to one million undescribed extant species [1, 2]. As parasitoids, predators, and pollinators, Hymenoptera play a fundamental role in virtually all terrestrial ecosystems and are of substantial economic importance [1, 3]. To understand the diversification and key evolutionary transitions of Hymenoptera, most notably from phytophagy to parasitoidi...
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Published in Cretaceous Research2.12
Xin-Ran Li2
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(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Diying Huang18
Estimated H-index: 18
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract Nocticolidae are delicate cockroaches, characterized by simple but unique wing venation. They are included in Corydioidea with Corydiidae. No fossil of this family was reported. Here we describe a stem member of Nocticolidae, Crenocticola burmanica gen. et sp. nov., from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Its morphology appears plesiomorphic for Nocticolidae, and exhibits transitional form between crown Nocticolidae and Latindiinae (in Corydiidae). Placing Crenocticola in stem Nocticolidae i...
Published in bioRxiv
Dominic A. Evangelista4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UT: University of Tennessee),
Michael A. Gilchrist18
Estimated H-index: 18
(UT: University of Tennessee)
+ -3 AuthorsBrian C. O'Meara18
Estimated H-index: 18
(UT: University of Tennessee)
Patterns of discordance between gene trees and the species trees they reside in are crucial to the debate over the superiority of coalescent or concatenation approaches to tree inference. However, errors in estimating gene tree topologies obfuscate the issue by making gene trees appear erroneously discordant with the species tree. We thus test the prevalence of discordance between gene trees and their species tree using an empirical dataset for a clade with a rapid radiation (Blaberidae). We fin...
Published on Jul 11, 2019in bioRxiv
Ninon Robin (NJIT: New Jersey Institute of Technology), Cyrille A. D'Haese12
Estimated H-index: 12
(CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique),
Phillip Barden6
Estimated H-index: 6
(NJIT: New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Dispersal is essential for terrestrial organisms living in disjunct habitats and constitutes a significant challenge for the evolution of wingless taxa. Springtails (Collembola), the sister-group of all insects (with dipluran), are reported since the Lower Devonian and thought to have originally been subterranean. The order Symphypleona is reported since the early Cretaceous with genera distributed on every continent, implying an ability to disperse over oceans although never reported in marine ...
Published on Apr 7, 2019in bioRxiv
Dominic A. Evangelista4
Estimated H-index: 4
,
Dominic A. Evangelista (UT: University of Tennessee)+ 7 AuthorsPhilippe Grandcolas27
Estimated H-index: 27
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...
Published on Feb 7, 2019in bioRxiv
Daej A. Arab2
Estimated H-index: 2
(USYD: University of Sydney),
Thomas Bourguignon16
Estimated H-index: 16
(OIST: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology)
+ 2 AuthorsNathan Lo39
Estimated H-index: 39
(USYD: University of Sydney)
Bacterial endosymbionts evolve under strong host-driven selection. Factors influencing host evolution might affect symbionts in similar ways, potentially leading to correlations between the molecular evolutionary rates of hosts and symbionts. Although there is evidence of rate correlations between mitochondrial and nuclear genes, similar investigations of hosts and symbionts are lacking. Here we demonstrate a correlation in molecular rates between the genomes of an endosymbiont (Blattabacterium ...