Josiane Aubert

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Swallowtail butterflies of the tribe Papilionini number about 225 species and are currently used as model organisms in several research areas, including genetics, chemical ecology and phylogenetics of host plant utilization and mimicry, mechanisms of speciation, and conservation. We have inferred phylogenetic relationships for a sample of 18 species of the(More)
The Holoarctic termite genus Reticulitermes is widely distributed in Europe. A new Reticulitermes species, R. sp. nov, was recently found in France and Italy. Its phylogenetic position was investigated using a 743-bp fragment of mitochondrial 16S rRNA-ND1 genes and 382-bp of the nuclear ITS2 region. Phylogenies for these sequences were estimated by(More)
Differential introgression of mitochondrial genomes has been used to explain the occurrence in some species of individuals bearing mtDNA from a related species. This situation has been observed for Drosophila mauritiana (endemic to Mauritius) where a high proportion of individuals (88%) carries an mtDNA also found in D. simulans populations from Madagascar(More)
Two butterfly species living in the Alps, Parnassius apollo and P. phoebus, frequently hybridize in certain localities of this region. The features of this phenomenon have been previously studied by biometry and starch gel electrophoresis, but some points remained obscure. We present them in a study combining results from cellulose acetate electrophoresis(More)
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