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Fleas (Siphonaptera) are Cretaceous, and Evolved with Theria

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Jan 24, 2015

Qiyun ZhuKatharina Dittmar

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Fleas (order Siphonaptera) are highly-specialized, diverse blood-feeding ectoparasites of mammals and birds with an enigmatic evolutionary history and obscure origin. We here present a molecular phylogenetic study based on a comprehensive taxon sampling of 259 flea taxa, representing 16...read more

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NODAL gene
Superorder Marsupalia (organism)
Theria <Mammalia>
Feeding of Newborn
Chiroptera
Phosphatidylglycerols
Aves
Flea Infestation
Trees (plant)
Theria
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  • Fleas (Siphonaptera) are Cretaceous, and Evolved with Theria

    bioRxiv

    Jan 24, 2015

    Qiyun ZhuKatharina Dittmar

    PMID: 990014308

    DOI: 10.1101/014308

    Abstract

    Fleas (order Siphonaptera) are highly-specialized, diverse blood-feeding ectoparasites of mammals and birds with an enigmatic evolutionary history and obscure origin. We here present a molecular phylogenetic study based on a comprehensive taxon sampling of 259 flea taxa, representing 16...read more

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    NODAL gene
    Superorder Marsupalia (organism)
    Theria <Mammalia>
    Feeding of Newborn
    Chiroptera
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    1

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