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Origin of new evolutionary lineages

Michael L. Arnold

in Evolution through Genetic Exchange

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199229031
eISBN:
9780191728266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229031.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the effects of gene exchange on the formation of new evolutionary lineages. In some cases this can be viewed as the origin of new species, in others the organisms formed from ... More


Fossil Record and Evolution

Jerry A. Powell and Paul A. Opler

in Moths of Western North America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251977
eISBN:
9780520943773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251977.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the relationships among lepidopteran evolutionary lineages based on changes in their morphological adaptation. It begins by discussing fossil records of Lepidoptera, followed ... More


Ditrysia, Nonapoditrysian Superfamilies

Jerry A. Powell and Paul A. Opler

in Moths of Western North America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251977
eISBN:
9780520943773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251977.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter focuses on the Ditrysia, an evolutionary lineage that makes up 98% or more of the described species of living Lepidoptera. It describes the important characteristic of the six ... More


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