Geographic structuring into vicariant species-pairs in a wide-ranging, high-dispersal plant–insect mutualism: the case of Ficus racemosa and its pollinating wasps

@article{Bain2016GeographicSI,
  title={Geographic structuring into vicariant species-pairs in a wide-ranging, high-dispersal plant–insect mutualism: the case of Ficus racemosa and its pollinating wasps},
  author={Anthony Bain and Renee M Borges and M. H. Chevallier and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Vignes and Noppol Kobmoo and Yan Qun Peng and Astrid Cruaud and Jean Yves Rasplus and Finn Kjellberg and Martine Hossaert-McKey},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology},
  year={2016},
  volume={30},
  pages={663-684}
}
Ficus and their mutualistic pollinating wasps provide a unique model to investigate joint diversification in a high dispersal system. We investigate genetic structuring in an extremely wide-ranging Ficus species, Ficus racemosa, and its pollinating wasp throughout their range, which extends from India to Australia. Our samples were structured into four large, vicariant populations of figs and wasps which may correspond to distinct (sub)species, located in India, China-Thailand, Borneo, and… CONTINUE READING