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Project title: 
Evolutionary origin of twisted-wing parasites
Object of research: 
Strepsipterans

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By sequencing and analyzing the genome of a twisted-wing parasite, it was possible to infer the evolutionary roots of this enigmatic group of insects (order Strepsiptera). This ended a two-centuries-long debate about the phylogenetic affinities of these i

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