The impact of molecular data on our understanding of bee phylogeny and evolution.

@article{Danforth2013TheIO,
  title={The impact of molecular data on our understanding of bee phylogeny and evolution.},
  author={Bryan N. Danforth and Sophie Cardinal and Christophe J. Praz and Eduardo A. B. Almeida and Denis Michez},
  journal={Annual review of entomology},
  year={2013},
  volume={58},
  pages={
          57-78
        }
}
Our understanding of bee phylogeny has improved over the past fifteen years as a result of new data, primarily nucleotide sequence data, and new methods, primarily model-based methods of phylogeny reconstruction. Phylogenetic studies based on single or, more commonly, multilocus data sets have helped resolve the placement of bees within the superfamily Apoidea; the relationships among the seven families of bees; and the relationships among bee subfamilies, tribes, genera, and species. In… 

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