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.I and Nicholas , A.S. and Aman , A.Z. and Abdul-Latiff , M.A.B. and Aifat , N.R. and Yaakop, S. and Yusof, (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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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 Glade between subfamily of Vespinae and Polistinae and subfamily of Stenogastrinae have been group as the sister Glade to other social wasps Neighbour-Joining (NJ).

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Keywords:Vespidae, 28S region, monophyletic.
ID Code:9602
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