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Distribution and genetic divergence of two parapatric sibling ant species in Central Europe

Pusch, Katja and Seifert, Bernhard and Foitzik, Susanne and Heinze, Jürgen (2006) Distribution and genetic divergence of two parapatric sibling ant species in Central Europe. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 88 (2), pp. 223-234.

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Abstract

The two sibling ant species Temnothorax nylanderi and Temnothorax crassispinus are widely distributed throughout deciduous forests in Europe. Their resemblance in morphology and similar ecological requirements suggest that they evolved from the same ancestral species in different glacial refugia and re-immigrated into Central Europe after the last ice age. Here, we show that the two species are ...

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Item Type:Article
Date:2006
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie
Identification Number:
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10.1111/j.1095-8312.2006.00618.xDOI
Keywords:allozymes; colony odour; glacial refugium; hybridization; morphometry; mtDNA; phylogeography; sibling species; Temnothorax crassispinus; Temnothorax nylanderi
Subjects:500 Science > 570 Life sciences
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Unknown
Owner: Ute Lange
Deposited On:07 Jul 2006
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 09:38
Item ID:77
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