Phylogenomics Resolves Evolutionary Relationships among Ants, Bees, and Wasps

  title={Phylogenomics Resolves Evolutionary Relationships among Ants, Bees, and Wasps},
  author={Brian R. Johnson and Marek L. Borowiec and J. Chiu and Ernest K. Lee and J. Atallah and P. Ward},
  journal={Current Biology},
  • Brian R. Johnson, Marek L. Borowiec, +3 authors P. Ward
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • Eusocial behavior has arisen in few animal groups, most notably in the aculeate Hymenoptera, a clade comprising ants, bees, and stinging wasps [1-4]. Phylogeny is crucial to understanding the evolution of the salient features of these insects, including eusociality [5]. Yet the phylogenetic relationships among the major lineages of aculeate Hymenoptera remain contentious [6-12]. We address this problem here by generating and analyzing genomic data for a representative series of taxa. We obtain… CONTINUE READING
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