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Inferring Phylogenies from RAD Sequence Data
Reduced-representation genome sequencing represents a new source of data for systematics, and its potential utility in interspecific phylogeny reconstruction has not yet been explored. One approachExpand
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Bacterial gut symbionts are tightly linked with the evolution of herbivory in ants
Ants are a dominant feature of terrestrial ecosystems, yet we know little about the forces that drive their evolution. Recent findings illustrate that their diets range from herbivorous toExpand
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TESTING THE MUSEUM VERSUS CRADLE TROPICAL BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY HYPOTHESIS: PHYLOGENY, DIVERSIFICATION, AND ANCESTRAL BIOGEOGRAPHIC RANGE EVOLUTION OF THE ANTS
  • C. Moreau, C. D. Bell
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 August 2013
Ants are one of the most ecologically and numerically dominant group of terrestrial organisms with most species diversity currently found in tropical climates. Several explanations for the disparityExpand
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Highly similar microbial communities are shared among related and trophically similar ant species
Ants dominate many terrestrial ecosystems, yet we know little about their nutritional physiology and ecology. While traditionally viewed as predators and scavengers, recent isotopic studies revealedExpand
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Early and dynamic colonization of Central America drives speciation in Neotropical army ants
The emergence of the Isthmus of Panama is one of the most important events in recent geological history, yet its timing and role in fundamental evolutionary processes remain controversial. While theExpand
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Correlates of gut community composition across an ant species (Cephalotes varians) elucidate causes and consequences of symbiotic variability
Insect guts are often colonized by multispecies microbial communities that play integral roles in nutrition, digestion and defence. Community composition can differ across host species withExpand
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Specialization and Geographic Isolation Among Wolbachia Symbionts from Ants and Lycaenid Butterflies
Wolbachia are the most prevalent and influential bacteria described among the insects to date. But despite their significance, we lack an understanding of their evolutionary histories. To describeExpand
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Surveying the Microbiome of Ants: Comparing 454 Pyrosequencing with Traditional Methods To Uncover Bacterial Diversity
ABSTRACT We are only beginning to understand the depth and breadth of microbial associations across the eukaryotic tree of life. Reliably assessing bacterial diversity is a key challenge, andExpand
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A Veritable Menagerie of Heritable Bacteria from Ants, Butterflies, and Beyond: Broad Molecular Surveys and a Systematic Review
Maternally transmitted bacteria have been important players in the evolution of insects and other arthropods, affecting their nutrition, defense, development, and reproduction. Wolbachia are the bestExpand
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Evolution of the indoor biome.
Few biologists have studied the evolutionary processes at work in indoor environments. Yet indoor environments comprise approximately 0.5% of ice-free land area--an area as large as the subtropicalExpand
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