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Initial study of social vespid wasps by using molecular approach of 28s region

Arif, M.M.J. and Norashirene, M.J. and Khairiyah, M.H.S. and Nicholas , A.S. and Aman , A.Z. and Abdul Latiff, Ab Aziz and Aifat , N.R. and Yusof, M.D.F.Z. (2014) Initial study of social vespid wasps by using molecular approach of 28s region. Serangga, 19 (1). pp. 51-61. ISSN 1394-5130

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Abstract

The social wasps (Vespidae) display a wide range of diversity in their ecology and social organization, providing insights into the origins of simple societies and the elaboration and maintenance of complex societies. Social wasps play an important role in our ecosystems and economies, for example, through their pollination and pest control services. Compared with other social insects (e.g. ants, termites and bees), the social wasps are understudied. The social subfamilies within the Vespidae namely Stenogastrinae, Polistinae and Vespinae occurred together only in the oriental region. Cladistic analysis of behavioral data showed that Stenogastrinae has been grouped with the social Polistinae and Vespinae in the family of Vespidae. However it has been reported that Stenogastrinae are more closely related to the solitary wasps; Eumeninae than to the other social subfamilies, based on their morphological characters. The aim of this study is to make initial study relationship between the subfamily in the social vespid wasps (Stenogastrinae, Polistinae, and Vespinae) based on 28S nuclear DNA. Construction of phylogenetic tree shows a monophyletic clade between subfamily of Vespinae and Polistinae and subfamily of Stenogastrinae have been group as the sister clade to other social wasps Neighbour-Joining (NJ).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vespidae; 28S region; monophyletic
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2018 06:24
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2018 06:24
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9780
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