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Molecular phylogeny, historical biogeography, and divergence time estimates for swallowtail butterflies of the genus Papilio (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae).
This divergence time suggests that Papilio has slower apparent substitution rates than do Drosophila and fig-pollinating wasps and/or divergences corrected using best-fit substitution models are still being consistently underestimated.
What causes latitudinal gradients in species diversity? Evolutionary processes and ecological constraints on swallowtail biodiversity.
- F. Condamine, F. Sperling, N. Wahlberg, J. Rasplus, G. Kergoat
- Environmental ScienceEcology letters
- 1 March 2012
The latitudinal diversity gradient (LDG) observed in swallowtail butterflies is caused by climatically driven changes in both clades based on evidence of responses to cooling and warming events, and distinct biogeographical histories constrained by tropical niche conservatism and niche evolution.
Phylogeny, historical biogeography, and taxonomic ranking of Parnassiinae (Lepidoptera, Papilionidae) based on morphology and seven genes.
Synergistic effects of combining morphological and molecular data in resolving the phylogeny of butterflies and skippers
- N. Wahlberg, M. Braby, E. Zakharov
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 7 August 2005
This work presents the first well supported phylogenetic hypothesis for the butterflies and skippers based on a total-evidence analysis of both traditional morphological characters and new molecular characters from three gene regions (COI, EF-1α and wingless).
Draft genome of the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins, a major forest pest
A horizontally transferred bacterial sucrose-6-phosphate hydrolase was evident in the genome, and its tissue-specific transcription suggests a functional role for this beetle.
Patterns of evolution of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I and II DNA and implications for DNA barcoding.
Global biogeographical pattern of swallowtail diversification demonstrates alternative colonization routes in the Northern and Southern hemispheres
The historical biogeography of Papilionidae is reconstructed to identify the dispersal or vicariance events that best explain their present-day distribution, and several proposed biogeographical hypotheses about the processes that shape distribution patterns in cosmopolitan groups are tested.
Phylogenetics and divergence times of Papilioninae (Lepidoptera) with special reference to the enigmatic genera Teinopalpus and Meandrusa
- T. Simonsen, E. Zakharov, Marina Djernaes, Adam M. Cotton, R. Vane-Wright, F. Sperling
- BiologyCladistics : the international journal of the…
- 1 April 2011
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Spatial Community Structure of Mountain Pine Beetle Fungal Symbionts Across a Latitudinal Gradient
- Amanda D. Roe, P. James, A. Rice, J. Cooke, F. Sperling
- Environmental ScienceMicrobial Ecology
- 6 April 2011
The community composition of ophiostomatoid fungi associated with the mountain pine beetle as a function of latitude and elevation is examined to suggest that complex processes of competitive exclusion and coexistence help determine fungal community composition and that the consequences of these processes vary spatially.
Comparative phylogeography, genetic differentiation and contrasting reproductive modes in three fungal symbionts of a multipartite bark beetle symbiosis
Using three symbiotic blue‐stainfungal species associated with outbreaking populations of the mountain pine beetle in western Canada, phylogenetic, population genetic and demographic approaches are applied to clarify phylogeographic patterns among the three fungal species.