A preliminary phylogeny of the scale insects (Hemiptera : Sternorrhyncha : Coccoidea) based on nuclear small-subunit ribosomal DNA

Cook, L. G., Gullan, P. J. and Trueman, H. E. (2002) A preliminary phylogeny of the scale insects (Hemiptera : Sternorrhyncha : Coccoidea) based on nuclear small-subunit ribosomal DNA. Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution, 25 1: 43-52.


Author Cook, L. G.
Gullan, P. J.
Trueman, H. E.
Title A preliminary phylogeny of the scale insects (Hemiptera : Sternorrhyncha : Coccoidea) based on nuclear small-subunit ribosomal DNA
Journal name Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1055-7903
Publication date 2002-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S1055-7903(02)00248-8
Volume 25
Issue 1
Start page 43
End page 52
Total pages 10
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Elsevier Science Inc.
Language eng
Abstract Scale insects (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea) are a speciose and morphologically specialized group of plant-feeding bugs in which evolutionary relationships and thus higher classification are controversial. Sequences derived from nuclear small-subunit ribosomal DNA were used to generate a preliminary molecular phylogeny for the Coccoidea based on 39 species representing 14 putative families. Monophyly of the archaeococcoids (comprising Ortheziidae, Margarodidae sensu lato, and Phenacoleachia) was equivocal, whereas monophyly of the neococcoids was supported. Putoidae, represented by Puto yuccae, was found to be outside the remainder of the neococcoid clade. These data are consistent with a single origin (in the ancestor of the neococcoid clade) of a chromosome system involving paternal genome elimination in males. Pseudococcidae (mealybugs) appear to be sister to the rest of the neococcoids and there are indications that Coccidae (soft scales) and Kerriidae (lac scales) are sister taxa. The Eriococcidae (felt scales) was not recovered as a monophyletic group and the eriococcid genus Eriococcus sensu lato was polyphyletic. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved.
Keyword Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Evolutionary Biology
Genetics & Heredity
18s Rdna Sequences
Nucleotide-sequences
Secondary Structure
Rna
Homoptera
Limits
Eriococcidae
Strategies
Tests
Genes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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