Phylogeny

I have generated sequence data from 5 loci (16S rDNA, 18S rDNA, 28S rDNA, Cytochrome Oxidase II, and Histone 3 = 6113 characters) for 63 taxa. For parsimony analysis, equally weighted gaps, transitions, and transversions resulted in the minimal ILD score among data sets for all parameters tested (0.0307) under POY. A more thorough search with parameter values set to identity resulted in a single topology (length = 8913, CI = 0.4490, RI = 0.5908).

Svenson and Whiting (2004) Total Evidence Topology

Unfortunately, no morphology matrix exists for Mantodea. A problem that will be addressed by fellow collaborators and myself.