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On "Molecular phylogeny of Vespidae (Hymenoptera) and the evolution of sociality in wasps". American Museum novitates ; no. 3389

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dc.contributor.author Carpenter, James M. (James Michael), 1956- en_US
dc.contributor.author Schmitz, J. (Jürgen) en_US
dc.contributor.author Moritz, Robin F. A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:41:31Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:41:31Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2879
dc.description 20 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 12-13). en_US
dc.description.abstract The alignment of molecular sequence data published by Schmitz and Moritz (1998. Molecular phylogeny of Vespidae (Hymenoptera) and the evolution of sociality in wasps, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 9: 183-191) supported closer phylogenetic relationship of Eumeninae to Polistinae + Vespinae than Stenogastrinae, from which they concluded that social behavior has independently evolved twice in the wasp family Vespidae. However, their analyses also showed the Vespidae as paraphyletic in terms of the bee family Apidae. Simultaneous analysis of these molecular data with published morphological and behavioral characters is presented. The resulting cladograms support monophyly of Vespidae, as well as monophyly of social wasps, with the primitively social Stenogastrinae being more closely related to the highly social Polistinae + Vespinae than the solitary Eumeninae. A realignment of the sequence data is also presented, which is more parsimonious than that published by Schmitz and Moritz. Analysis of the realigned sequences also supports monophyly of Vespidae, as well as monophyly of social wasps, with the Stenogastrinae being more closely related to Polistinae + Vespinae than are Eumeninae. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3389 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3389, 2003 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Vespidae -- Phylogeny. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Vespidae -- Molecular aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Schmitz, J. (Jürgen). Molecular phylogeny of Vespidae (Hymenoptera) and the evolution of sociality in wasps. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Moritz, Robin F. A. Molecular phylogeny of Vespidae (Hymenoptera) and the evolution of sociality in wasps. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Wasps -- Behavior en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Wasps -- Evolution. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social evolution in animals. en_US
dc.title On "Molecular phylogeny of Vespidae (Hymenoptera) and the evolution of sociality in wasps". American Museum novitates ; no. 3389 en_US
dc.title.alternative Monophyly of social wasps en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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