Molecular Phylogeny among Local Populations of Weaver Ant Oecophylla smaragdina

@inproceedings{Azuma2002MolecularPA,
  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},
  year={2002}
}
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… 

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