Fw: Taxonomy With Technology- Red Adm.
Niklas.Wahlberg at zoologi.su.se
Tue Apr 9 10:22:19 EDT 2002
Some time ago the thread below popped up. Unfortunately I was away at that
time, so my reply comes only now. What can I tell you? not much I'm afraid.
I've sequenced the COI gene for the three individuals pictured on my
website and the results are ambiguous. Actually the two European
individuals are more different to each other than either is to the American
individual! What this tells me is that there is potentially a lot of
interesting variation in Vanessa atalanta (amiraali) that needs to be
documented, especially since it's so widespread. Ditto with Vanessa cardui
(ohdakeperhonen). And that is what I intend to do. I have a bunch of
specimens from Europe that are waiting to be sequenced, but I only have the
one individual from North America. As always, anybody with a net >;-) who
wants to help, I'll be happy to receive stuff to be sequenced.
At 23:58 29.03.2002 +0000, Neil Jones wrote:
>On Friday 29 March 2002 09:22 pm, Guy Van de Poel & A. Kalus wrote:
> > Niklas, have you read this ?
> > Guy.
>Of course. Niklas's work on molecular phylogeny.
>Actually it seems that he has already sampled both US and European
>Is there anything you can tell us, Niklas?
>Neil Jones- Neil at nwjones.demon.co.uk http://www.butterflyguy.com/
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