K M Kjer
Affiliation: Rutgers University
- Aligned 18S and insect phylogenyKarl M Kjer
Department of Ecology Evolution and Natural Resources, 14 College Farm Road, Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
Syst Biol 53:506-14. 2004..g., there is virtually no support for relationships among orthopteroid orders. A website is made available that provides aligned 18S data in formats that include structural symbols and Nexus formats...
- Why weight?Karl M Kjer
Rutgers, Cook College, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
Mol Phylogenet Evol 43:999-1004. 2007..Others might be encouraged by these results to try weighting as a form of data exploration...
- The evolutionary history of holometabolous insects inferred from transcriptome-based phylogeny and comprehensive morphological dataRalph S Peters
Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Zentrum für molekulare Biodiversitätsforschung ZMB, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany
BMC Evol Biol 14:52. 2014..By maximum parsimony-based mapping of the morphological data on the phylogenetic relationships we traced evolutionary transformations at the phenotypic level and reconstructed the groundplan of Holometabola and of selected subgroups...
- Potential pitfalls of modelling ribosomal RNA data in phylogenetic tree reconstruction: evidence from case studies in the MetazoaHarald O Letsch
Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Zentrum für molekulare Biodiversitätsforschung, Adenauerallee, Bonn, Germany
BMC Evol Biol 11:146. 2011..Here, we explore the potentials of RNA substitution models and the interactions of specific model setups with the inherent pattern of covariation in rRNA stems and substitution rate variation among loop regions...
- Site specific rates of mitochondrial genomes and the phylogeny of eutheriaKarl M Kjer
Rutgers University, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Blake Hall, 93 Lipman Drive, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 8524, USA
BMC Evol Biol 7:8. 2007..This approach is based on a site-specific rate model that accommodates excessive homoplasy and that utilizes secondary structure as a reference for proper alignment of rRNAs and tRNAs...
- Opinions on multiple sequence alignment, and an empirical comparison of repeatability and accuracy between POY and structural alignmentKarl M Kjer
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
Syst Biol 56:133-46. 2007
- Phylogeny of Trichoptera (caddisflies): characterization of signal and noise within multiple datasetsK M Kjer
Department of Entomology, Rutgers University, Cook College, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
Syst Biol 50:781-816. 2001..Monophyly of Annulipalpia and Integripalpia was confirmed, but the relationships among spicipalpians remain equivocal...
- Phylogeny and host-plant association in the leaf beetle genus Trirhabda LeConte (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)Zuzana Swigonova
Department of Entomology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
Mol Phylogenet Evol 32:358-74. 2004....
- Phylogeny of the photosynthetic euglenophytes inferred from the nuclear SSU and partial LSU rDNAStacy Brosnan
Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Nelson Hall, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 53:1175-86. 2003..A secondary structural model for the D2 region of the LSU rDNA was proposed on the basis of compensatory base changes found in the alignment...
- Ancient rapid radiations of insects: challenges for phylogenetic analysisJames B Whitfield
Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61821, USA
Annu Rev Entomol 53:449-72. 2008..At least some historical patterns of divergence may, however, continue to defy our attempts to completely reconstruct them with confidence, at least using current strategies...
- Convergent evolution of cucurbitacin feeding in spatially isolated rootworm taxa (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae; Galerucinae, Luperini)Joseph J Gillespie
Department of Entomology and Applied Ecology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19717 1303, USA
Mol Phylogenet Evol 29:161-75. 2003..These data unambiguously support the convergent evolution of cucurbitacin feeding in rootworms and are inconsistent with the ancestral host hypothesis...
- 18S ribosomal RNA and tetrapod phylogenyXuhua Xia
Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, 150 Louis, P O Box 450, Station A, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada
Syst Biol 52:283-95. 2003....