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Conference Abstract
Phylogeny of carabid beetles based upon DNA sequences (Coleoptera: Carabidae)
expand article infoDavid Robert Maddison, Kipling Will§, Wendy Moore|, Kojun Kanda, Aman Gill§, Sean Perez§, John S. Sproul#, James M. Pflug, Olivia Boyd, R. Antonio Gomez, Kelly B. Miller¤, Alexander Wild«
‡ Oregon State University, Corvallis, United States of America
§ University of California, Berkeley, CA, United States of America
| University of Arizona, Tucson, United States of America
¶ Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, United States of America
# University of Rochester, Rochester, United States of America
¤ Museum of Southwestern Biology, Albuquerque, United States of America
« University of Texas, Austin, United States of America
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I will present results from our phylogenetic study of the family Carabidae, based on DNA sequences of six gene fragments for about 550 carabid species representing about 80 tribes, as well as transcriptomic data and hybrid capture genomic data for a representative sampling of lineages.  Many of the morphologically delimited groups are confirmed as monophyletic, as are relationships discovered in previous sequence-based studies (e.g., Brachinini is sister to Harpalinae (sensu Erwin 1985), which combined are sister to Moriomorphini; Pseudomorphini are embedded within Harpalinae, and are related to graphipterines and orthogoniines).  But there are also surprising results, such as the unexpected placements of Agonicini, Celaenephes, and Bradycellus.  As analyses of the data have not yet been completed, there will be additional discoveries this summer, about which I will report in my talk. 


Carabidae, transcriptome, hybrid capture, phylogenomic

Presenting author

David R. Maddison

Presented at

19th European Carabidologists Meeting

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