Psylloidea phylogenomics

Resolving the psyllid tree of life and understanding evolutionary relationships in the superfamily Psylloidea is challenging due to the lack of clear morphological synapomorphies for many groups. Shot-gun sequencing using mixed pool DNAs for more than 400 species resulted in recovery from de novo assemblies of near complete mitogenomes (≥ 10 kb) for 359 species, and partial genomes (5-10 kb) for an additional 40 species. The resulting phylogeny improves and clarifies the family classification and resolves some of the long standing uncertainties in relationships within and between genera. A whole nuclear genome scan approach using the Anchored Hybrid Enrichment (AHE) method (total 447 loci with average length 760 bases from an estimated 373 nuclear genes) for a representative subset of taxa confirms the placement of major groupings and overall tree topology found with the mitochondrial data. The data generated represent a major increase in molecular resources for this superfamily.

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Diana Percy (2017). Dataset: Psylloidea phylogenomics. Natural History Museum Data Portal (

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Author(s) Diana Percy
Affiliation Natural History Museum
Temporal extent 2013-2017
Dataset category Research
Last updated October 9, 2017
Last resource update October 20, 2017 (Psylloidea phylogenomics PAPER Supplementary FIGURES)
Created September 28, 2017
License Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL)