Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 2:11 PM
Phylogenetic signal from multiple molecules suggests the convergent evolution of cucurbitacin pharmacophagy in spatially isolated taxa of Luperine leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Luperini) Joseph Gillespie1, Karl M. Kjer2, Catherine N. Duckett2, and Douglas W. Tallamy1. (1) University of Delaware, Newark, DE, (2) Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
I plan to present a molecular phylogeny that supports the convergent evolution of cucurbitacin pharmacophagy in isolated subtribes of galerucine leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Luperini).
Taxa of special attention include many pest species in the genera Diabrotica, Acalymma, and Aulacophora.
Species 1: Coleoptera Chrysomelidae Galerucinae Luperini (galerucine leaf beetles)
Keywords: galerucine leaf beetles
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