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Molecular Ecology (2006) 15, 35413551 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2006.03030.x 2006 The Authors
 

Summary: Molecular Ecology (2006) 15, 3541­3551 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2006.03030.x
© 2006 The Authors
Journal compilation © 2006 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Evolutionary diversification of the bean beetle genus
Callosobruchus (Coleoptera: Bruchidae): traits associated
with stored-product pest status
M. TUDA,* J. RÖNN, S. BURANAPANICHPAN, N. WASANO§¶ and G. ARNQVIST
*Institute of Biological Control, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan, Animal Ecology, Department
of Ecology and Evolution, Evolutionary Biology Centre, University of Uppsala, Norbyvägen 18d, SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden,
Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand, §Biotechnology & Food
Research Institute, Fukuoka Industrial Technology Center, Aikawa, Kurume, Fukuoka 839-0861, Japan
Abstract
Despite the fact that many plant-feeding insects are pests, little effort has been made to
identify key evolutionary trait transitions that allow taxa to acquire or lose pest status. A
large proportion of species in the genus Callosobruchus are economically important pests
of stored, dry postharvest beans of the tribe Phaseoleae. However, the evolution of this
feeding habit is poorly understood. Here, we present a reconstruction of the phylogeny of
the Asian and African Callosobruchus based on three mitochondrial genes, and assess
which traits have been associated with the evolutionary origin or loss of ability to repro-

  

Source: Arnqvist, Göran - Department of Animal Ecology, Uppsala Universitet
Tuda, Midori - Institute of Biological Control, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology