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Molecular phylogeny of the desert ant genus Cataglyphis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

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Knaden, Markus ; Tinaut, Alberto ; Stökl, Johannes ; Cerdá, Xim ; Wehner, Rüdiger:
Molecular phylogeny of the desert ant genus Cataglyphis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
In: Myrmecological News. Vol. 16 (2012) . - pp. 123-132.
ISSN 1994-4136

Abstract in another language

Since the middle of the 20th century ants of the genus Cataglyphis – inhabiting the southern part of the Palearctic region – have become model organisms for insect navigation and various other fields of biological research. Currently ca. 100 Cataglyphis species are described. However, although molecular-based phylogenetic analyses are common practice in ant systematics, to date phylogenetic analyses of Cataglyphis have been strictly morphology-based. Here we present the first molecular phylogeny based on mitochondrial DNA (754 bp) of 78 Cataglyphis specimens collected over a large part of the distributional range of the genus. By examining the same specimens based on morphological characters, we can conclude that major features of the morphology-based species-group phylogenies are supported by our molecular approach.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER147432
Keywords: Cataglyphis; phylogeny; mtDNA; morphology; systematics
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Animal Ecology II - Evolutionary Animal Ecology > Chair Animal Ecology II - Evolutionary Animal Ecology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sandra Steiger
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2019 06:41
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2019 06:41
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/48371