Molecular phylogeny among local populations of weaver ant Oecophylla smaragdina

Noriko Azuma, Tomonori Kikuchi, Kazuo Ogata, Seigo Higashi

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The molecular phylogeny of 24 Oecophylla smaragdina populations and two O. longinoda populations was studied using 647 bp of the mitochondrial cyt b gene. The phylogenetic analysis suggested that O. smaragdina and O. longinoda were separated from each other first, and after that the first within-species divergence of O. smaragdina occurred in early stage of their history, in which the Asian, Australian, and Sulawesian groups rose. This grouping was almost coincident with the distribution of landmass in glacial periods in Pleistocene. Thereafter, each group seemed to have independently diverged into present populations on each landmass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1321-1328
Number of pages8
JournalZoological science
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Animal Science and Zoology


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