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Phylogeography of Partamona rustica (Hymenoptera, Apidae), an Endemic Stingless Bee from the Neotropical Dry Forest Diagonal

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Miranda, Elder Assis ; Batalha-Filho, Henrique ; Congrains, Carlos ; Carvalho, Antonio Freire ; Ferreira, Katia Maria ; Del Lama, Marco Antonio
Total Authors: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: PLoS One; v. 11, n. 10 OCT 10 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 6

The South America encompasses the highest levels of biodiversity found anywhere in the world and its rich biota is distributed among many different biogeographical regions. However, many regions of South America are still poorly studied, including its xeric environments, such as the threatened Caatinga and Cerrado phytogeographical domains. In particular, the effects of Quaternary climatic events on the demography of endemic species from xeric habitats are poorly understood. The present study uses an integrative approach to reconstruct the evolutionary history of Partamona rustica, an endemic stingless bee from dry forest diagonal in Brazil, in a spatial-temporal framework. In this sense, we sequenced four mitochondrial genes and genotyped eight microsatellite loci. Our results identified two population groups: one to the west and the other to the east of the Sao Francisco River Valley (SFRV). These groups split in the late Pleistocene, and the Approximate Bayesian Computation approach and phylogenetic reconstruction indicated that P. rustica originated in the west of the SFRV, subsequently colonising eastern region. Our tests of migration detected reduced gene flow between these groups. Finally, our results also indicated that the inferences both from the genetic data analyses and from the spatial distribution modelling are compatible with historical demographic stability. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/21501-2 - Bee population genetics and the extinction vortex of the Hymenoptera
Grantee:Marco Antonio Del Lama
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/23342-1 - Colonization and dispersal in the areas of occurrence and population genetics of Partamona rustica (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponini)
Grantee:Elder Assis Miranda
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate