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The first molecular phylogeny of Strepsiptera (Insecta) reveals an early burst of molecular evolution correlated with the transition to endoparasitism.

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A comprehensive model of evolution requires an understanding of the relationship between selection at the molecular and phenotypic level. We investigate this in Strepsiptera, an order of endoparasitic insects whose evolutionary biology is poorly studied. We present the first molecular phylogeny of Strepsiptera, and use this as a framework to investigate the association between parasitism and molecular evolution. We find evidence of a significant burst in the rate of molecular evolution in the...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0021206

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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
6
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Article: e21206
Publication date:
2011
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1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
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uuid:759433ea-dc00-4f4f-84db-00814d6e6230
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209950
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pubs:209950
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English
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