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Evaluating alternative hypotheses for the early evolution and diversification of ants
Ants are the world's most diverse and ecologically dominant eusocial organisms. Resolving the phylogeny and timescale for major ant lineages is vital to understanding how they achieved this success.Expand
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The evolution of myrmicine ants: phylogeny and biogeography of a hyperdiverse ant clade (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
This study investigates the evolutionary history of a hyperdiverse clade, the ant subfamily Myrmicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), based on analyses of a data matrix comprising 251 species and 11Expand
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DNA barcoding for effective biodiversity assessment of a hyperdiverse arthropod group: the ants of Madagascar
The role of DNA barcoding as a tool to accelerate the inventory and analysis of diversity for hyperdiverse arthropods is tested using ants in Madagascar. We demonstrate how DNA barcoding helpsExpand
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Phylogeny and biogeography of dolichoderine ants: effects of data partitioning and relict taxa on historical inference.
Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) are conspicuous organisms in most terrestrial ecosystems, often attaining high levels of abundance and diversity. In this study, we investigate the evolutionary historyExpand
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The rise of army ants and their relatives: diversification of specialized predatory doryline ants
BackgroundArmy ants are dominant invertebrate predators in tropical and subtropical terrestrial ecosystems. Their close relatives within the dorylomorph group of ants are also highly specializedExpand
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The role of ants in conservation monitoring: If, when, and how
Abstract Ants are increasingly being recognized as useful tools for land managers to monitor ecosystem conditions. However, despite an abundance of studies on ant responses to both environmentalExpand
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Aligning Conservation Priorities Across Taxa in Madagascar with High-Resolution Planning Tools
Globally, priority areas for biodiversity are relatively well known, yet few detailed plans exist to direct conservation action within them, despite urgent need. Madagascar, like other globallyExpand
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Patterns of species change in anthropogenically disturbed forests of Madagascar
Five main conclusions arise from this review of the responses of species to anthropogenic disturbance in Madagascar: First, species’ reactions to anthropogenic disturbance are generally negative, butExpand
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Phylogenomic methods outperform traditional multi-locus approaches in resolving deep evolutionary history: a case study of formicine ants
BackgroundUltraconserved elements (UCEs) have been successfully used in phylogenomics for a variety of taxa, but their power in phylogenetic inference has yet to be extensively compared with that ofExpand
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A Revision of Malagasy Species of Anochetus Mayr and Odontomachus Latreille (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Species inventories are essential for documenting global diversity and generating necessary material for taxonomic study and conservation planning. However, for inventories to be immediatelyExpand
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