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Phylogeographic support for horizontal gene transfer involving sympatric bruchid species

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Title
Phylogeographic support for horizontal gene transfer involving sympatric bruchid species
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Biology Direct, July 2006
DOI 10.1186/1745-6150-1-21
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Nadir Alvarez, Betty Benrey, Martine Hossaert-McKey, Andrea Grill, Doyle McKey, Nicolas Galtier

Abstract

We report on the probable horizontal transfer of a mitochondrial gene, cytb, between species of Neotropical bruchid beetles, in a zone where these species are sympatric. The bruchid beetles Acanthoscelides obtectus, A. obvelatus, A. argillaceus and Zabrotes subfasciatus develop on various bean species in Mexico. Whereas A. obtectus and A. obvelatus develop on Phaseolus vulgaris in the Mexican Altiplano, A. argillaceus feeds on P. lunatus in the Pacific coast. The generalist Z. subfasciatus feeds on both bean species, and is sympatric with A. obtectus and A. obvelatus in the Mexican Altiplano, and with A. argillaceus in the Pacific coast. In order to assess the phylogenetic position of these four species, we amplified and sequenced one nuclear (28S rRNA) and two mitochondrial (cytb, COI) genes.

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Country Count As %
United States 2 4%
Brazil 1 2%
Malaysia 1 2%
Argentina 1 2%
Japan 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
Unknown 40 85%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 19%
Professor 5 11%
Other 4 9%
Student > Bachelor 3 6%
Other 11 23%
Unknown 2 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 32 68%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 13%
Environmental Science 2 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 4%
Social Sciences 1 2%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 3 6%