Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Phylogeny and life history evolution of the genus Chrysoritis within the Aphnaeini (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), inferred from mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I sequences.
Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2000 Oct; 17(1):85-96.MP

Abstract

Phylogenetic relationships among 26 South African species in the tribe Aphnaeini (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) were inferred from DNA characters of the mitochondrial gene cytochrome oxidase I (COI), using maximum-parsimony methods. The resulting phylogenetic estimate supports the systematic hypothesis made by Heath (1997, Metamorphosis, supplement 2), based on morphological characters, that at least three preexisting genera (Chrysoritis, Poecilmitis, and Oxychaeta) should be collapsed into the single monophyletic genus Chrysoritis. Two of the species groups described by Heath within Chrysoritis are also monophyletic, while one is paraphyletic and thus unsupported by the molecular data. Strong node support and skewed transition/transversion ratios suggest that two Chrysoritis clades contain synonymous species. Aphytophagy appears as a derived feeding strategy. Evolutionary patterns of ant association indicate lability at the level of ant genus, while association with different ant subfamilies may have played an ancestral and chemically mediated role in the diversification of South African aphnaeines.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA. doug_rand@post.harvard.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11020307

Citation

Rand, D B., et al. "Phylogeny and Life History Evolution of the Genus Chrysoritis Within the Aphnaeini (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), Inferred From Mitochondrial Cytochrome Oxidase I Sequences." Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 17, no. 1, 2000, pp. 85-96.
Rand DB, Heath A, Suderman T, et al. Phylogeny and life history evolution of the genus Chrysoritis within the Aphnaeini (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), inferred from mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I sequences. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2000;17(1):85-96.
Rand, D. B., Heath, A., Suderman, T., & Pierce, N. E. (2000). Phylogeny and life history evolution of the genus Chrysoritis within the Aphnaeini (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), inferred from mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 17(1), 85-96.
Rand DB, et al. Phylogeny and Life History Evolution of the Genus Chrysoritis Within the Aphnaeini (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), Inferred From Mitochondrial Cytochrome Oxidase I Sequences. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2000;17(1):85-96. PubMed PMID: 11020307.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Phylogeny and life history evolution of the genus Chrysoritis within the Aphnaeini (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), inferred from mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I sequences. AU - Rand,D B, AU - Heath,A, AU - Suderman,T, AU - Pierce,N E, PY - 2000/10/6/pubmed PY - 2001/2/28/medline PY - 2000/10/6/entrez SP - 85 EP - 96 JF - Molecular phylogenetics and evolution JO - Mol Phylogenet Evol VL - 17 IS - 1 N2 - Phylogenetic relationships among 26 South African species in the tribe Aphnaeini (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) were inferred from DNA characters of the mitochondrial gene cytochrome oxidase I (COI), using maximum-parsimony methods. The resulting phylogenetic estimate supports the systematic hypothesis made by Heath (1997, Metamorphosis, supplement 2), based on morphological characters, that at least three preexisting genera (Chrysoritis, Poecilmitis, and Oxychaeta) should be collapsed into the single monophyletic genus Chrysoritis. Two of the species groups described by Heath within Chrysoritis are also monophyletic, while one is paraphyletic and thus unsupported by the molecular data. Strong node support and skewed transition/transversion ratios suggest that two Chrysoritis clades contain synonymous species. Aphytophagy appears as a derived feeding strategy. Evolutionary patterns of ant association indicate lability at the level of ant genus, while association with different ant subfamilies may have played an ancestral and chemically mediated role in the diversification of South African aphnaeines. SN - 1055-7903 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11020307/Phylogeny_and_life_history_evolution_of_the_genus_Chrysoritis_within_the_Aphnaeini__Lepidoptera:_Lycaenidae__inferred_from_mitochondrial_cytochrome_oxidase_I_sequences_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1055-7903(00)90820-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -