NEXUS data file for phylogenetic analysis of Iassinae (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)



The text file contains the original DNA sequence data used in the phylogenetic analyses of Krishnankutty et al. (2016: Systematic Entomology 41: 580–595). The text file is marked up according to the standard NEXUS format commonly used by various phylogenetic analysis software packages. The file will be parsed automatically by a variety of programs that recognize NEXUS as a standard bioinformatics file format. The file contains five separate data blocks, one for each character partition (28S, histone H3, 12S, indels, and morphology) for 53 taxa (species). Gaps inserted into the DNA sequence alignment are indicated by a dash, and missing data are indicated by a question mark. The separate "indels1" block includes 40 indels (insertions/deletions) from the 28S sequence alignment re-coded using the modified complex indel coding scheme, as described in the "Materials and methods" of the original publication. The DIMENSIONS statements near the beginning of each block indicate the numbers of taxa (NTax) and characters (NChar). The file contains aligned nucleotide sequence data for 3 gene regions and 40 morphological characters. The file is configured for use with the maximum likelihood-based phylogenetic program GARLI but can also be parsed by any other bioinformatics software that supports the NEXUS format. Descriptions of the morphological characters and more details on the species and specimens included in the dataset are provided in the supplementary document included as a separate pdf. The original raw DNA sequence data are available from NCBI GenBank under the accession numbers indicated in the supporting pdf file. More details on individual analyses are provided in the original publication.
Date made availableDec 6 2018
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


  • Hemiptera
  • 28S rDNA
  • histone H3
  • maximum likelihood
  • DNA sequence
  • leafhopper
  • Cicadellidae
  • 12S mtDNA
  • morphology
  • evolution
  • phylogeny
  • Insecta

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