Phylogenomics, biogeography and diversification of obligate mealybug-tending ants in the genus Acropyga.

@article{Blaimer2016PhylogenomicsBA,
  title={Phylogenomics, biogeography and diversification of obligate mealybug-tending ants in the genus Acropyga.},
  author={Bonnie B. Blaimer and John S LaPolla and Michael G. Branstetter and Michael W. Lloyd and Se{\'a}n G. Brady},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2016},
  volume={102},
  pages={
          20-9
        }
}

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