Highlighting the Trichoptera tree with new molecular markers
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We here present phylogenetic hypotheses of the insect order Trichoptera, based on molecular data from four nuclear protein-coding genes, Cadherin-like gene (CAD), Elongation-factor 1 alpha (EF1a), Isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) and RNA polymerase II (POL), and the mitochondrial Cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) gene. Ribosomal RNA and morphological characters have previously been widely used for reconstructing phylogenetic hypothesis at order level among insects, but were excluded from this study in order to explore the potential of only using easily amplified and aligned protein-coding genes in resolving phylogenies of this level. Analyses were performed to investigate the signal and contribution of each gene in light of the final phylogeny derived from combined data. The study is based on 139 specimens from 46 families of the order Trichoptera, as well as 10 outgroup taxa from the sistergroup Lepidoptera. The results show great similarities to previously published phylogenies mainly based on rRNA and morphology, but differ from those in some interesting aspects. The CAD, IDH and COI genes provided strong signal to the phylogeny, whereas EF1a and POL provided less strong signal, but nevertheless did all the genes contribute well to the combined data phylogenies.
Research subject Systematic Zoology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-38580OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-38580DiVA: diva2:310963