Université de Fribourg

The phylogeography of an alpine leaf beetle: Divergence within Oreina elongata spans several ice ages

Borer, Matthias ; Alvarez, Nadir ; Buerki, Sven ; Margraf, Nicolas ; Rahier, Martine ; Naisbit, Russell E.

In: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 2010, vol. 57, no. 2, p. 703-709

The genetic landscape of the European flora and fauna was shaped by the ebb and flow of populations with the shifting ice during Quaternary climate cycles. While this has been well demonstrated for lowland species, less is known about high altitude taxa. Here we analyze the phylogeography of the leaf beetle Oreina elongata from 20 populations across the Alps and Apennines. Three mitochondrial and...