Pliocene and Pleistocene events shaping the genetic diversity within the central corridor of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest

  title={Pliocene and Pleistocene events shaping the genetic diversity within the central corridor of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest},
  author={Helder Canto Resende and Karla Yotoko and Jacques Hubert Charles Delabie and Marco Antonio Costa and Sofia Campiolo and Mara Garcia Tavares and L{\'u}cio Ant{\^o}nio Oliveira Campos and T{\^a}nia Maria Fernandes-Salom{\~a}o},
  journal={Biological Journal of The Linnean Society},
Dinoponera lucida (Formicidae; Ponerinae) is an extinction-threatened species of ant which is endemic in the central corridor of the Atlantic Forest. We used mitochondrial sequences of the Cox1, Cox2 and Cytb genes in order to infer some aspects of the evolutionary history and phylogeography of this ant. High genetic divergence and population structure were observed for the whole species. The current pattern of D. lucida diversity seems to be shaped during different geological times: middle… 

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