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The Zoraptera problem : evidence for Zoraptera + Embiodea from the wing base

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Title: The Zoraptera problem : evidence for Zoraptera + Embiodea from the wing base
Other Titles: Zoraptera problem
Authors: Yoshizawa, Kazunori Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Issue Date: Apr-2007
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Journal Title: Systematic Entomology
Volume: 32
Issue: 2
Start Page: 197
End Page: 204
Publisher DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2007.00379.x
Abstract: The order Zoraptera is one of the most enigmatic insect groups. Its phylogenetic position is far from being settled, and more than 10 different placements have been discussed since the insects were first discovered. This problem is also difficult to resolve molecularly because of unusual characteristics of zorapteran 18S rDNA sequences which is the most widely used genetic marker to estimate the deep phylogeny of insects. In this study, the wing base structure of Zoraptera and various potential sister taxa was examined. Numbers of unique modifications were detected in the wing base structure of Zoraptera, and six of them were also observed in the wing base of Embiodea (webspinners). No possible synapomorphies supporting the other relationships were detected. These are the second unambigous morphological synapomorphies providing strong evidence for the phylogenetic position of Zoraptera.
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