Molecular Phylogeny of the Ant Subfamily Formicinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from China Based on Mitochondrial Genes

@article{Chen2013MolecularPO,
  title={Molecular Phylogeny of the Ant Subfamily Formicinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from China Based on Mitochondrial Genes},
  author={Zhilin Chen and Shan-yi Zhou and DuoDuo Ye and Yuan Chen and Chun-Yan Lu},
  journal={Sociobiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={60},
  pages={135-144}
}
To resolve long-standing discrepancies in the relationships among genera within the ant subfamily Formicinae, a phylogenetic study of Chinese Formicine ants based on three mitochondria genes ( Cyt b, COI, COII ) was conducted. Phylogenetic trees obtained in the current study are consistent with several previously reported trees based on morphology, and specifically confirm and reinforce the classifications made by Bolton (1994). The tribes Lasiini, Formicini, Plagiolepidini and Camponotini are… Expand

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