A molecular phylogeny of Dorylus army ants provides evidence for multiple evolutionary transitions in foraging niche

@article{Kronauer2007AMP,
  title={A molecular phylogeny of Dorylus army ants provides evidence for multiple evolutionary transitions in foraging niche},
  author={Daniel J C Kronauer and Caspar Sch{\"o}ning and Lars B Vilhelmsen and Jacobus J Boomsma},
  journal={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={56 - 56}
}
Army ants are the prime arthropod predators in tropical forests, with huge colonies and an evolutionary derived nomadic life style. Five of the six recognized subgenera of Old World Dorylus army ants forage in the soil, whereas some species of the sixth subgenus (Anomma) forage in the leaf-litter and some as conspicuous swarm raiders on the forest floor and in the lower vegetation (the infamous driver ants). Here we use a combination of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences to reconstruct the… CONTINUE READING

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