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dc.contributor.authorArévalo, Elisabeth
Zhu, Yong
Carpenter, James M.
Strassmann, Joan E.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-03T18:41:16Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-03T18:41:16Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Arévalo, Elisabeth, Zhu, Yong, Carpenter, James M., et al.. "The phylogeny of the social wasp subfamily Polistinae: evidence from microsatellite flanking sequences, mitochondrial COI sequence, and morphological characters." BMC Evolutionary Biology, 4, (2004) http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-4-8.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/88324
dc.description.abstract Background: Social wasps in the subfamily Polistinae (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) have been important in studies of the evolution of sociality, kin selection, and within colony conflicts of interest. These studies have generally been conducted within species, because a resolved phylogeny among species is lacking. We used nuclear DNA microsatellite flanking sequences, mitochondrial COI sequence, and morphological characters to generate a phylogeny for the Polistinae (Hymenoptera) using 69 species. Results: Our phylogeny is largely concordant with previous phylogenies at higher levels, and is more resolved at the species level. Our results support the monophyly of the New World subgenera of Polistini, while the Old World subgenera are a paraphyletic group. All genera for which we had more than one exemplar were supported as monophyletic except Polybia which is not resolved, and may be paraphyletic. Conclusion: The combination of DNA sequences from flanks of microsatellite repeats with mtCOI sequences and morphological characters proved to be useful characters establishing relationships among the different subgenera and species of the Polistini. This is the first detailed hypothesis for the species of this important group.
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dc.title The phylogeny of the social wasp subfamily Polistinae: evidence from microsatellite flanking sequences, mitochondrial COI sequence, and morphological characters
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle BMC Evolutionary Biology
dc.citation.volumeNumber 4
dc.contributor.publisher BioMed Central
dc.date.updated 2016-02-03T18:41:16Z
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dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-4-8
dc.language.rfc3066 en
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