M F Whiting

Summary

Affiliation: Brigham Young University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Searching for natural lineages within the Cerylonid Series (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea)
    James A Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, 413 Biological Sciences Building, Athens, GA 30602 2603, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 46:193-205. 2008
  2. pmc Mitochondrial genome deletions and minicircles are common in lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera)
    Stephen L Cameron
    Discipline of Biogeosciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld 4001, Australia
    BMC Genomics 12:394. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint The Strepsiptera problem: phylogeny of the holometabolous insect orders inferred from 18S and 28S ribosomal DNA sequences and morphology
    M F Whiting
    Department of Zoology and M L Bean Life Science Museum, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Syst Biol 46:1-68. 1997
  4. ncbi request reprint Loss and recovery of wings in stick insects
    Michael F Whiting
    Department of Integrative Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Nature 421:264-7. 2003
  5. doi request reprint A preliminary mitochondrial genome phylogeny of Orthoptera (Insecta) and approaches to maximizing phylogenetic signal found within mitochondrial genome data
    J Daniel Fenn
    Department of Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 49:59-68. 2008
  6. pmc A comparative analysis of mitochondrial genomes in Coleoptera (Arthropoda: Insecta) and genome descriptions of six new beetles
    N C Sheffield
    Department of Biology, Brigham Young University, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 25:2499-509. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogenetic analysis of nycteribiid and streblid bat flies (Diptera: Brachycera, Calyptratae): implications for host associations and phylogeographic origins
    Katharina Dittmar
    Department of Integrative Biology, Brigham Young University, 401 WIDB, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 38:155-70. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the Mormon cricket (Anabrus simplex: Tettigoniidae: Orthoptera) and an analysis of control region variability
    J D Fenn
    Department of Integrative Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 16:239-52. 2007
  9. pmc Many species in one: DNA barcoding overestimates the number of species when nuclear mitochondrial pseudogenes are coamplified
    Hojun Song
    Department of Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:13486-91. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny and biogeography of ice crawlers (Insecta: Grylloblattodea) based on six molecular loci: designating conservation status for Grylloblattodea species
    Karl J Jarvis
    Brigham Young University, Integrative Biology, 1256 Locust Lane, Provo, UT 84604, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 41:222-37. 2006

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Publications25

  1. ncbi request reprint Searching for natural lineages within the Cerylonid Series (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea)
    James A Robertson
    Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, 413 Biological Sciences Building, Athens, GA 30602 2603, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 46:193-205. 2008
    ..A sister grouping of Anamorphinae+Corylophidae is supported in all analyses. Other taxonomic implications are discussed in light of our results...
  2. pmc Mitochondrial genome deletions and minicircles are common in lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera)
    Stephen L Cameron
    Discipline of Biogeosciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld 4001, Australia
    BMC Genomics 12:394. 2011
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint The Strepsiptera problem: phylogeny of the holometabolous insect orders inferred from 18S and 28S ribosomal DNA sequences and morphology
    M F Whiting
    Department of Zoology and M L Bean Life Science Museum, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Syst Biol 46:1-68. 1997
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Loss and recovery of wings in stick insects
    Michael F Whiting
    Department of Integrative Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Nature 421:264-7. 2003
    ..These results suggest that wing developmental pathways are conserved in wingless phasmids, and that 're-evolution' of wings has had an unrecognized role in insect diversification...
  5. doi request reprint A preliminary mitochondrial genome phylogeny of Orthoptera (Insecta) and approaches to maximizing phylogenetic signal found within mitochondrial genome data
    J Daniel Fenn
    Department of Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 49:59-68. 2008
    ....
  6. pmc A comparative analysis of mitochondrial genomes in Coleoptera (Arthropoda: Insecta) and genome descriptions of six new beetles
    N C Sheffield
    Department of Biology, Brigham Young University, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 25:2499-509. 2008
    ..We report noncoding DNA regions, including a small gap region of about 20 bp between tRNA-Ser(UCN) and nad1 that is present in all six genomes, and present results of a base composition analysis...
  7. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogenetic analysis of nycteribiid and streblid bat flies (Diptera: Brachycera, Calyptratae): implications for host associations and phylogeographic origins
    Katharina Dittmar
    Department of Integrative Biology, Brigham Young University, 401 WIDB, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 38:155-70. 2006
    ..This results in extremely short basal branches, adding support to the idea of a rapid radiation among the four major groups of Hippoboscoidea...
  8. ncbi request reprint The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the Mormon cricket (Anabrus simplex: Tettigoniidae: Orthoptera) and an analysis of control region variability
    J D Fenn
    Department of Integrative Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 16:239-52. 2007
    ..simplex individuals from 12 different populations. Variance studies between these individuals show that the A + T-rich region contains significant phylogenetic signal to be used in population studies...
  9. pmc Many species in one: DNA barcoding overestimates the number of species when nuclear mitochondrial pseudogenes are coamplified
    Hojun Song
    Department of Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:13486-91. 2008
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny and biogeography of ice crawlers (Insecta: Grylloblattodea) based on six molecular loci: designating conservation status for Grylloblattodea species
    Karl J Jarvis
    Brigham Young University, Integrative Biology, 1256 Locust Lane, Provo, UT 84604, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 41:222-37. 2006
    ..One new species and six candidate species are proposed. IUCN Red List Conservation Criteria were implemented to designate conservation status for each lineage...
  11. ncbi request reprint Mitochondrial genomics and the new insect order Mantophasmatodea
    Stephen L Cameron
    Department of Integrative Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 38:274-9. 2006
  12. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny of Ephemeroptera (mayflies) based on molecular evidence
    T Heath Ogden
    Department of Integrative Biology, Brigham Young University, 401 WIDB, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 37:625-43. 2005
    ..Topological sensitivity analysis was used as a tool to examine patterns concerning the stability of relationships across a parameter landscape, providing additional information that may not have been acquired otherwise...
  13. ncbi request reprint New Wolbachia endosymbionts from Nearctic and Neotropical fleas (Siphonaptera)
    Katharina Dittmar
    Department of Integrative Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84606, USA
    J Parasitol 90:953-7. 2004
    ..The analysis recovered the siphonapteran Wolbachia 16S rDNA sequences as a monophyletic group and shows multiple haplotype connections between the Neotropical and Nearctic Wolbachia strains of fleas...
  14. ncbi request reprint Genetic and phylogeographic structure of populations of Pulex simulans (Siphonaptera) in Peru inferred from two genes ( CytB and CoII)
    Katharina Dittmar de la Cruz
    Institute of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, University of Leipzig, An den Tierkliniken 33, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Parasitol Res 91:55-9. 2003
    ..Restricted gene flow with long distance dispersal coupled with range expansion and long distance colonization are likely to have contributed to the observed patterns of variation...
  15. ncbi request reprint A phylogeny of robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae) at the subfamilial level: molecular evidence
    Seth M Bybee
    Department of Integrative Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 30:789-97. 2004
    ..These results suggest that current subfamilial classification only partially reflects robber fly phylogeny, indicating the need for further phylogenetic investigation of this group...
  16. ncbi request reprint Identification and phylogenetic analysis of Arsenophonus- and Photorhabdus-type bacteria from adult Hippoboscidae and Streblidae (Hippoboscoidea)
    Richard E Trowbridge
    Department of Integrative Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    J Invertebr Pathol 91:64-8. 2006
    ..16S rDNA sequences formed a monophyletic sub-clade within other insect Arsenophonus spp., while the Photorhabdus spp. sequences are part of a monophyletic clade including Photorhabdus spp., Xenorhabdus spp. and Proteus spp...
  17. ncbi request reprint Characterization of the long-wavelength opsin from Mecoptera and Siphonaptera: does a flea see?
    Sean D Taylor
    Brigham Young University, Department of Integrative Biology, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 22:1165-74. 2005
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Mitochondrial genomic comparisons of the subterranean termites from the Genus Reticulitermes (Insecta: Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)
    Stephen L Cameron
    Department of Integrative Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Genome 50:188-202. 2007
    ..The whole mt genome sequence can thus be used to predict useful regions for future investigation...
  19. doi request reprint Mitochondrial genomics in Orthoptera using MOSAS
    Nathan C Sheffield
    Department of Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA
    Mitochondrial DNA 21:87-104. 2010
    ..byu.edu)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of relationships within the endemic Hawaiian Platynini (Coleoptera: Carabidae) based on molecular and morphological evidence
    J R Cryan
    Department of Zoology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 21:72-85. 2001
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Nonstationary evolution and compositional heterogeneity in beetle mitochondrial phylogenomics
    Nathan C Sheffield
    Department of Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA
    Syst Biol 58:381-94. 2009
    ..The software packages p4, PHASE, and nhPhyML were able to overcome the systematic bias in our data set, but parsimony, MrBayes, NJ, LogDet, and PhyloBayes were not...
  22. doi request reprint Head morphology of Caurinus (Boreidae, Mecoptera) and its phylogenetic implications
    Rolf G Beutel
    Institut für Spezielle Zoologie and Evolutionsbiologie, FSU Jena, 07743 Jena, Germany
    Arthropod Struct Dev 37:418-33. 2008
    ..Siphonaptera. A sister group relationship between Boreidae and Siphonaptera is not supported by characters of the adult head. Head structures of Siphonaptera are extremely modified in correlation with ectoparasitic habits...
  23. ncbi request reprint Multiple genes and the monophyly of Ischnocera (Insecta: Phthiraptera)
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, Illinois 61820, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 22:101-10. 2002
    ..In sum, although rapidly evolving genes can retain some phylogenetic signal for deep phylogenetic relationships, strong support for such relationships is likely to come from more slowly evolving genes...
  24. ncbi request reprint The complete mitochondrial genome of the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta, (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Sphingidae), and an examination of mitochondrial gene variability within butterflies and moths
    Stephen L Cameron
    Australian National Insect Collection and CSIRO Entomology, Black Mountain Laboratories, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Gene 408:112-23. 2008
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint The mitochondrial genome of the screamer louse Bothriometopus (phthiraptera: ischnocera): effects of extensive gene rearrangements on the evolution of the genome
    Stephen L Cameron
    Australian National Insect Collection and CSIRO Entomology, Black Mountain Laboratories, PO Box 1700, Canberra, ACT, 2601, Australia
    J Mol Evol 65:589-604. 2007
    ..These may be either a cause or a consequence of gene rearrangements...