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Proceedings Papers
Published: 2022-11-30

The phylogeny of acariform mites: what brought us here and perspectives

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Departamento de Zoologia, Laboratório de Sistemática e Evolução de Ácaros Acariformes, Av. Antonio Carlos, 6627, Pampulha, Belo Horizonte - MG ZIP: 31270-901, Brazil, Tyumen State University, X-BIO Institute, 10 Semakova Str., 625003 Tyumen, Russia
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Departamento de Zoologia, Laboratório de Sistemática e Evolução de Ácaros Acariformes, Av. Antonio Carlos, 6627, Pampulha, Belo Horizonte - MG ZIP: 31270-901, Brazil, Tyumen State University, X-BIO Institute, 10 Semakova Str., 625003 Tyumen, Russia
Tyumen State University, X-BIO Institute, 10 Semakova Str., 625003 Tyumen, Russia, Purdue University, Lilly Hall of Life Sciences, G-226, 915 W State St, West Lafayette, IN 47907, United States
phylogeny mites

Abstract

Recent years have witnessed an increasing availability of DNA sequence data from acariform mites. However, compared to Hexapoda, a clade to which the mite diversity rivals, the amount of acariform molecular data estimated in cells in supermatrix alignments (Fig. 1) is lagging behind by approximately one decade, since insect datasets reached 107 cells in 2010 (reviewed in Kjer et al. 2016).

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