Molecular Phylogeny among Local Populations of Weaver Ant Oecophylla smaragdina

  title={Molecular Phylogeny among Local Populations of Weaver Ant Oecophylla smaragdina},
  author={Noriko Azuma and Tomonori Kikuchi and Kazuo Ogata and Seigo Higashi},
  booktitle={Zoological science},
Abstract The molecular phylogeny of 24 Oecophylla smaragdina populations and two O. longinoda populations was studied using 647 bp of the mitochondrial cyt b gene. The phylogenetic analysis suggested that O. smaragdina and O. longinoda were separated from each other first, and after that the first within-species divergence of O. smaragdina occurred in early stage of their history, in which the Asian, Australian, and Sulawesian groups rose. This grouping was almost coincident with the… 

Phylogeography of Asian weaver ants, Oecophylla smaragdina

Comparison to haplotypes in other hymenopteran species suggests that group 2 is younger than other groups of O. smaragdina, and the clustering of the seven groups was coincident with geological evidence of the distribution of continents, islands, and seas during glacial periods.

Phylogenetic Study and Divergence of Weaver Ant, Oecophylla smaragdina Fabricius in Bangladesh (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

The phylogenetic aspect of O. smaragdina in Bangladesh is revealed with its divergence time estimation based on extensive materials and the distribution of mtDNA types showed the occurrence of both the two types with some overlapping distribution in the central part of Bangladesh.

Phylogenetic Position of the Western Bangladesh Populations of Weaver Ant, Oecophylla smaragdina (Fabricius) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Bayesian analysis inferred that the western parts of Bangladesh were occupied by mitochondrial haplotype usually found in India, which is recorded first time in the country.

Detection of Heterozygosity and Allelic Frequency of Indian and Southeast Asian Types of Oecophylla smaragdina (Fabricius) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in Bangladesh using Microsatellite Markers

The results inferred that weaver ant of both Indian and SE Asian type engage in bidirectional interspecific gene flow, which indicates that barriers to hybridization do not exist or can be completely overcome.

Asian weaver ants, Oecophylla smaragdina, and their repelling of pollinators

Evidence for a possible negative effect of Oecophylla on the performance of host plants is presented and an inhibitory effect on flower-visiting of pollinators cased by aggressive ants is presented.

Discordance between Mitochondrial and Nuclear DNA Genes Suggests the Possibility of Hybridization of Indian and Southeast Asian Types of Oecophylla smaragdina (Fabricius) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in Bangladesh

Significant discrepancies within the colony suggested the possibility of hybridization of weaver ant in Bangladesh, and the inconsistency between mitochondrial and nuclear gene types was observed from two colonies of the overlapped zone of contact.

Geographic Distribution of the African Weaver Ant, Oecophylla longinoda

  • J. K. Wetterer
  • Environmental Science, Geography
    Transactions of the American Entomological Society
  • 2017
Abstract African weaver ants, Oecophylla longinoda (Latreille, 1802), are conspicuous arboreal ants, well known in the humid tropics of Africa. Weaver ants build large distinctive nest structures in

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The paper explored the utilisation and benefits of weaver ants (Oecophylla smaragdina) among the ethnic tribes of the hill district of North-eastern India viz. Dima Hasao district. The district is



The Distribution of the Weaver Ant, Oecophylla-Smaragdina (Fabricius) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in Northern Australia

The weaver ant, Oecophylla smaragdina (Fab.), was found to inhabit much of the coastal area of tropical Australia, and with discriminant analyses, the observed distribution pattern was explained by the combination of two physical parameters, mean annual rainfall and average minimum temperature.

A study of the weaver ant, Oecophylla smaragdina (Fab.)

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A Fossil Ant Colony: New Evidence of Social Antiquity

The fossil remains which will be described below are of exceptional interest for two reaso.ns: (I) they are the first ant fossils to be reported from Africa south .of the Sahara and (2) they comprise

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Comparisons of the predicted protein sequences indicate that the honeybee mitochondrial genetic code is the same as that for Drosophila; but the anticodons of two tRNAs differ between these two insects.

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  • Environmental Science, Geography
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It is suggested that insular mammalian faunas typically are not in equilibrium, brrause geological and climatic changes can occur as rapidly as colonization and speciation, and any model of island biogeography to be widely applicable to insular faunaas must include speciation as a major variable.

A New General Catalogue of the Ants of the World

For every name that has ever been applied to ants, the book supplies a history and an account of current usage, together with a fully documented indication of the present-day classification.

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  • Biology, Environmental Science
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The science of taxonomy the species category species taxa intrapopulational variational variation and the comparison of population samples specification and taxonomic decisions the theory of