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Research Progress on the Molecular Phylogeny and Biogeography of the Genus Reticulitermes
Author of the article:DENG Feng1, LIU Yansheng1, PANG Zhengping2, PING Zhengming3, WANG Jianguo1*
Author's Workplace:(1. Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang 330045, China; 2. Jiangsu Changzhou Wujing Institute of Termites Control, Changzhou, Jiangsu Province 213100, China; 3. Guangdong Entomological Institute, Guangzhou 510260, China)
Key Words:Reticulitermes; phylogeny; molecular biology; geographic differences of populations
Abstract:Species of the genus Reticulitermes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) are some of the most significant pests among eusocial insects. The development in the phylogeny and biogeography of Reticulitermes was reviewed in this paper. The traditional and molecular methods on the phylogenetic analysis of the genus Reticulitermes were compared in this study. Additionally, the evolutionary relationship between the species of  the family Rhinotermitidae, the phylogenetic relationships in the genus Reticulitermes and the development of molecular phylogenetic analysis technologies were also discussed. The relationship between geographic distribution and phylogeny of the genus Reticulitermes were summarized. Mitochondrion, nuclear marker and microsatellite based phylogenetic analyses can be used to infer the invasion routes and possible invade mechanisms of economic Reticulitermes (e.g. north american R. flavipes). Finally, the emerging sequencing technology, mitochondrial genome, transcriptomics and metagenomic analyses can be used for phylogenetic analysis of the genus Reticulitermes.
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