Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim.
Volume 48, Number 1, 2012
|Page(s)||13 - 19|
|Published online||12 March 2012|
Cross-breeding of Chaetopteryx morettii and related species, with molecular and eidonomical results (Trichoptera, Limnephilidae)
1 Sonnengasse 13, A-3293 Lunz am See, Austria
2 Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
3 Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 7 September 2011
We test the possibility of a hybrid origin for Chaetopteryx morettii using cross-breeding experiments and molecular analysis. We show that species within the Chaetopteryx villosa group can hybridize, but that C. moretti is not of hybrid origin. We discuss the applicability of our approach for testing ideas on hybrid speciation and detecting hybrids in natural populations, e.g., for conservation purposes.
Key words: Hybridization / population dynamics / speciation / wingless / mtDNA
© EDP Sciences, 2012
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