Phylogenomics Resolves Evolutionary Relationships among Ants, Bees, and Wasps

@article{Johnson2013PhylogenomicsRE,
  title={Phylogenomics Resolves Evolutionary Relationships among Ants, Bees, and Wasps},
  author={Brian R Johnson and Marek L. Borowiec and Joanna C. Chiu and Ernest K. Lee and Joel Atallah and Philip S Ward},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={23},
  pages={2058-2062}
}
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… Expand
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