Table 1 Arthropod Species Used in Phylogenetic Analysis
Binomial NameCommon NameClass/OrderPublic Database
Acythosiphon pisumPea aphidInsecta/HemipteraNCBI
Anopheles gambiaeMosquitoInsecta/DipteraVectorbase
Apis melliferaHoney beeInsecta/HymenopteraNCBI
Bombyx moriSilkwormInsecta/LepidopteraSilkworm Genome Database
Camponotus floridanusCarpenter antInsecta/HymenopteraHymenoptera Genome Database
Daphnia PulexWater fleaBranchiopoda/CladocerawFleaBase (Daphnia Genome Project)
Drosophila melanogasterFruit flyInsecta/DipteraFlybase
Ixodes scapularisDeer tickArachnida/lxodidaVectorbase
Pediculus humanusBody louseInsecta/PhthirapteraVectorbase
Tribolium castaneumRed flour beetleInsecta/ColeopteraNCBI
  • These 10 species’ transcriptomes were obtained from publicly accessible databases. Included in this dataset are 1 arachnid, 1 branchiopod, and 8 insect classes. All data were downloaded from their respective databases in January 2011.