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An Extreme Case of Plant–Insect Codiversification: Figs and Fig-Pollinating Wasps
Biogeographic analyses indicate that the present-day distribution of fig and pollinator lineages is consistent with a Eurasian origin and subsequent dispersal, rather than with Gondwanan vicariance.
A phylogenetic analysis of the megadiverse Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera)
The first phylogenetic analysis of the superfamily Chalcidoidea based on both morphological and molecular data is presented and several life‐history traits are mapped onto the new phylogeny.
A Molecular Phylogeny of the Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera)
This first comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of the superfamily Chalcidoidea based on a molecular analysis of 18S and 28S ribosomal gene regions for 19 families, 72 subfamilies, 343 genera and 649 species finds no impact of alignment method, and few but substantial differences between likelihood and parsimony approaches.
Empirical assessment of RAD sequencing for interspecific phylogeny.
Analysis of the RAD library produced 400× more sites than the Sanger approach, suggesting that RAD-seq is promising to infer phylogeny of eukaryotic species, though potential biases need to be evaluated and new methodologies developed to take full advantage of such data.
Laying the foundations for a new classification of Agaonidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea), a multilocus phylogenetic approach
- A. Cruaud, R. Jabbour‐Zahab, J. Rasplus
- BiologyCladistics : the international journal of the…
- 2 November 2009
A phylogeny of the Agaonidae, pollinators of Ficus species (Moraceae), is estimated using 4182 nucleotides from six genes, obtained from 101 species representing 19 of the 20 recognized genera, and four outgroups and a new classification is proposed.
Mapping Averaged Pairwise Information (MAPI): a new exploratory tool to uncover spatial structure
It is shown that MAPI is relatively insensitive to confounding effects resulting from isolation by distance, efficient in detecting barriers when they are not too permeable to gene flow and useful to explore relationships between spatial genetic patterns and landscape features.
High-throughput sequencing of multiple amplicons for barcoding and integrative taxonomy
The results illustrate that Illumina approaches are not artefact-free and confirm that Sanger databases can contain non-target genes, and highlights the importance of quality controls, working with taxonomists and using multiple markers for DNA-taxonomy or species diversity assessment.
Using insects to detect, monitor and predict the distribution of Xylella fastidiosa: a case study in Corsica
This study shows that, when sensitive enough methods are implemented, spittlebugs (and more specifically P. spumarius for which species distribution modelling shows it could be a good sentinel for Europe) can be used to predict and better assess the exact distribution of Xf.
Phylogeny and evolution of life-history strategies in the Sycophaginae non-pollinating fig wasps (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea)
This phylogeny is used to reconstruct the evolution of Sycophaginae life-history strategies and test if the presence of winged males and small brood size may be correlated, and shows that the two traits are evolutionary labile.