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Dapporto, L, Cini, A, Vodă, R, et al. Integrating three comprehensive data sets shows that mitochondrial DNA variation is linked to species traits and paleogeographic events in European butterflies. Mol Ecol Resour. 2019; 19: 1623– 1636. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13059

Integrating three comprehensive data sets shows that mitochondrial DNA variation is linked to species traits and paleogeographic events in European butterflies

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Author: Dapporto, Leonardo1; Cini, Alessandro1,2; Vodă, Raluca3;
Organizations: 1Dipartimento di Biologia dell'Università di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
2Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research, University College London, London, UK
3Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
4Department of Ecology and Genetics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
5Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut, Müncheberg, Germany
6Department of Community Ecology, UFZ – Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Halle, Germany
7Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC‐Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Barcelona, Spain
8Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Centre for Ecology, Environment and Conservation, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK
9Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
10Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca Foreste e Legno, Rende, Italy
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: embargoed
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe202002206051
Language: English
Published: John Wiley & Sons, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-10-28
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Abstract

Understanding the dynamics of biodiversity, including the spatial distribution of genetic diversity, is critical for predicting responses to environmental changes, as well as for effective conservation measures. This task requires tracking changes in biodiversity at large spatial scales and correlating with species functional traits. We provide three comprehensive resources to understand the determinants for mitochondrial DNA differentiation represented by (a) 15,609 COI sequences and (b) 14 traits belonging to 307 butterfly species occurring in Western‐Central Europe and (c) the first multi‐locus phylogenetic tree of all European butterfly species. By applying phylogenetic regressions we show that mitochondrial DNA spatial differentiation (as measured with GST, G′ST, D and DST) is negatively correlated with species traits determining dispersal capability and colonization ability. Thanks to the high spatial resolution of the COI data, we also provide the first zoogeographic regionalization maps based on intraspecific genetic variation. The overall pattern obtained by averaging the spatial differentiation of all Western‐Central European butterflies shows that the paradigm of long‐term glacial isolation followed by rapid pulses of post‐glacial expansion has been a pervasive phenomenon in European butterflies. The results and the extensive data sets we provide here constitute the basis for genetically‐informed conservation plans for a charismatic group in a continent where flying insects are under alarming decline.

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Series: Molecular ecology resources
ISSN: 1755-098X
ISSN-E: 1755-0998
ISSN-L: 1755-098X
Volume: 19
Issue: 6
Pages: 1623 - 1636
DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.13059
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13059
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
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Funding: Funding for this research came from the Spanish MINECO and AEI/FEDER, UE (CGL2013‐48277‐P and CGL2016‐76322‐P to RVi), Marie Skłodowska‐Curie Train2Move to RVo (grant 609402‐2020), Marie Sklodowska‐Curie IOF grant (project 625997) to VD, Marie Sklodowska‐Curie Action, (grant 706208 SocParPhenoEvol) to AC and from the project “Barcoding‐Italian‐Butterflies”. We thank many colleagues that collaborated in field collections and those who have generated the genetic data mined from BOLD and GenBank.
Copyright information: © 2019 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Dapporto, L, Cini, A, Vodă, R, et al. Integrating three comprehensive data sets shows that mitochondrial DNA variation is linked to species traits and paleogeographic events in European butterflies. Mol Ecol Resour. 2019; 19: 1623– 1636, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13059. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.