Reem Alajmi, Rania Haddadi, Rewaida Abdel-Gaber, Mohammed Alkuriji (2020) Molecular phylogeny of Monomorium pharaonis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) based on rRNA sequences of mitochondrial gene. Journal of Genetics

Journal Article
مستخلص المنشور: 

Most forensic entomology studies are based on Diptera and overlook the population of Hymenopteras. Hymenoptera, however, are part of a dead body’s entomofaunal colonization. It is difficult to identify and differentiate among them morphologically. In this study, the molecular analysis was conducted using mitochondrial DNA information was identify the recovered hymenoptera species collected from Rabbit carcass, quickly and accurately. A molecular identification method was evaluated involving a 251-bp segment of the 16s ribosomal gene RNA (16s rRNA) from one species of ants. The maximum likelihood method analysis has recovered a generally well-supported phylogeny, with most taxa and species groups currently accepted as monophyletic. The aculeate consists of some Hymenoptera’s best known. Their sister group has traditionally been considered the Ichneumonoidea. In addition, Trigonaloidea was found as the aculeates’ sister group and Crabronidae in Apoidea forming the sister group of Formicidae. These results will be instrumental in implementing the forensically relevant ants Saudi database.