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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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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0021206

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
St Hughs College
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Author
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PloS one Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
6
Pages:
e21206
Publication date:
2011-06-28
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ISSN:
1932-6203
Pubs id:
pubs:209950
URN:
uri:ade4d7fb-b9cf-4499-9482-a0b28227e7db
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uuid:ade4d7fb-b9cf-4499-9482-a0b28227e7db
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pubs:209950
Paper number:
6
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English
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