|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2018|
|Authors:||X. Wang, Chen, Z. - M., Gu, X. - S., Wang, M., Huang, G. - H., Zwick, A.|
|Type of Article:||Early view|
|Keywords:||ANDRACA, BAYESIAN INFERENCE, BOMBYCIDAE, BOMBYX, COMPARMUSTILIA, DNA, ENDROMIDAE, ERNOLATIA, GANISA, MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD, MITOGENOME, MUSTILIA, MUSTILIZANS, OCINARA, PHYLOGENY, PRISMOSTICTA, PRISMOSTICTOIDES|
"The family Bombycidae (sensu Minet, 1994) is a diverse group of species belonging to the superfamily Bombycoidea. It is an economically important group of moth species, containing well-known silk-producing insects, as well as many pests of agriculture and forestry. The morphology-based hypothesis of Minet (1994) on the composition of Bombycidae is in conflict with subsequent phylogenetic hypotheses for the superfamily based on nuclear genes. In this paper, the complete mitochondrial genomes of nine species of Bombycidae are presented for the first time. Based on these genomes, four dataset partitions and three gblocks parameter settings, phylogenetic relationships among Bombycidae were reconstructed using maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference methods. Bombycidae was confirmed as a polyphyletic group, with the traditional subfamilies Prismostictinae and Oberthueriinae forming a single well-supported clade that is distant to Bombycinae. The phylogenetic relationships within Bombycoidea were supported as ((((Bombycinae, Sphingidae), Saturniidae), (Prismostictinae, Oberthueriinae)), Eupterotidae)."