Bryan Danforth

Summary

Affiliation: Cornell University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Elongation factor-1 alpha occurs as two copies in bees: implications for phylogenetic analysis of EF-1 alpha sequences in insects
    B N Danforth
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 0901, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 15:225-35. 1998
  2. pmc The bee tree of life: a supermatrix approach to apoid phylogeny and biogeography
    Shannon M Hedtke
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 13:138. 2013
  3. doi request reprint The impact of molecular data on our understanding of bee phylogeny and evolution
    Bryan N Danforth
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Annu Rev Entomol 58:57-78. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Bees
    Bryan Danforth
    Department of Entomology, Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 0901, USA
    Curr Biol 17:R156-61. 2007
  5. pmc The history of early bee diversification based on five genes plus morphology
    Bryan N Danforth
    Department of Entomology, 3119 Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:15118-23. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Analysis of family-level relationships in bees (Hymenoptera: Apiformes) using 28S and two previously unexplored nuclear genes: CAD and RNA polymerase II
    Bryan N Danforth
    Department of Entomology, 3119 Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 39:358-72. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Single-copy nuclear genes recover cretaceous-age divergences in bees
    Bryan N Danforth
    Department of Entomology, Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Syst Biol 53:309-26. 2004
  8. pmc Evolution of sociality in a primitively eusocial lineage of bees
    Bryan N Danforth
    Department of Entomology, Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 0901, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:286-90. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Australian Lasioglossum + Homalictus form a monophyletic group: resolving the "Australian enigma"
    B N Danforth
    Department of Entomology, Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 0901, USA
    Syst Biol 50:268-83. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny of eusocial Lasioglossum reveals multiple losses of eusociality within a primitively eusocial clade of bees (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)
    Bryan N Danforth
    Department of Entomology, Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 0901, USA
    Syst Biol 52:23-36. 2003

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint Elongation factor-1 alpha occurs as two copies in bees: implications for phylogenetic analysis of EF-1 alpha sequences in insects
    B N Danforth
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 0901, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 15:225-35. 1998
    ..More sequences, from diverse orders of holometabolous insects, will be needed to more accurately assess the historical patterns of gene duplication in EF-1 alpha...
  2. pmc The bee tree of life: a supermatrix approach to apoid phylogeny and biogeography
    Shannon M Hedtke
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 13:138. 2013
    ..Public databases contain an enormous amount of DNA sequence data that has not been comprehensively analysed in the context of bee evolution...
  3. doi request reprint The impact of molecular data on our understanding of bee phylogeny and evolution
    Bryan N Danforth
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Annu Rev Entomol 58:57-78. 2013
    ..We review the phylogenetic hypotheses family-by-family and then describe how the new phylogenetic insights have altered our understanding of bee biology...
  4. ncbi request reprint Bees
    Bryan Danforth
    Department of Entomology, Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 0901, USA
    Curr Biol 17:R156-61. 2007
  5. pmc The history of early bee diversification based on five genes plus morphology
    Bryan N Danforth
    Department of Entomology, 3119 Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:15118-23. 2006
    ..These results also help explain the predominance of Melittidae, Apidae, and Megachilidae among the earliest fossil bees...
  6. ncbi request reprint Analysis of family-level relationships in bees (Hymenoptera: Apiformes) using 28S and two previously unexplored nuclear genes: CAD and RNA polymerase II
    Bryan N Danforth
    Department of Entomology, 3119 Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 39:358-72. 2006
    ..Our results provide new insights into higher-level bee phylogeny and indicate that CAD, RNA polymerase II, and 28S are useful data sets for resolving Cretaceous-age divergences in bees and other Hymenoptera...
  7. ncbi request reprint Single-copy nuclear genes recover cretaceous-age divergences in bees
    Bryan N Danforth
    Department of Entomology, Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Syst Biol 53:309-26. 2004
    ..We propose that LW opsin, wingless, and EF-1 alpha(F2 copy) may be useful in resolving relationships among bee families and other Cretaceous-age insect lineages...
  8. pmc Evolution of sociality in a primitively eusocial lineage of bees
    Bryan N Danforth
    Department of Entomology, Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 0901, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:286-90. 2002
    ..These results provide a glimpse of social evolution in its earliest stages and provide insights into the early evolution of advanced eusocial organisms...
  9. ncbi request reprint Australian Lasioglossum + Homalictus form a monophyletic group: resolving the "Australian enigma"
    B N Danforth
    Department of Entomology, Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 0901, USA
    Syst Biol 50:268-83. 2001
    ..We discuss the implications of Australian monophyly for resolving the "Australian enigma"--the similarity in social behavior among the Australian halictine bees relative to that of Holarctic groups...
  10. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny of eusocial Lasioglossum reveals multiple losses of eusociality within a primitively eusocial clade of bees (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)
    Bryan N Danforth
    Department of Entomology, Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 0901, USA
    Syst Biol 52:23-36. 2003
    ..This conclusion is potentially important for understanding the early evolution of the advanced eusocial insects, such as ants, termites, and corbiculate bees...
  11. doi request reprint Phylogeny of colletid bees (Hymenoptera: Colletidae) inferred from four nuclear genes
    Eduardo A B Almeida
    Cornell Univ, Dept Entomol, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 50:290-309. 2009
    ..Our phylogenetic hypothesis provides a framework within which broad questions related to the taxonomy, biogeography, morphology, evolution, and ecology of colletid bees can be addressed...
  12. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogenetics and evolution of maternal care in Membracine treehoppers
    Chung Ping Lin
    Department of Entomology, Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 0901, USA
    Syst Biol 53:400-21. 2004
    ..Our results suggest that the evolution of maternal care in insects may not be as evolutionarily labile as previously thought...
  13. ncbi request reprint Low nuclear DNA variation supports a recent origin of Hawaiian Hylaeus bees (Hymenoptera: Colletidae)
    Karl N Magnacca
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 43:908-15. 2007
    ..While the data from the nuclear genes showed insufficient variation for phylogenetic analysis, the strong sequence similarity among the Hawaiian species supports the previous hypothesis of a recent origin for the group...
  14. pmc Comprehensive phylogeny of apid bees reveals the evolutionary origins and antiquity of cleptoparasitism
    Sophie Cardinal
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:16207-11. 2010
    ..Our phylogenetic analysis of the Apidae sheds light on the macroevolution of a bee family that is of evolutionary, ecological, and economic importance...
  15. ncbi request reprint Recent intron gain in elongation factor-1alpha of colletid bees (Hymenoptera: Colletidae)
    Seán G Brady
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 21:691-6. 2004
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  16. pmc Recent and simultaneous origins of eusociality in halictid bees
    Seán G Brady
    Department of Entomology and Laboratories of Analytical Biology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1643-9. 2006
    ..The three origins of eusociality appear to be temporally correlated with a period of global warming, suggesting that climate may have had an important role in the evolution and maintenance of eusociality in these bees...
  17. ncbi request reprint Changing paradigms in insect social evolution: insights from halictine and allodapine bees
    Michael P Schwarz
    School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide S A 5001, Australia
    Annu Rev Entomol 52:127-50. 2007
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  18. ncbi request reprint Phylogeography of the socially polymorphic sweat bee Halictus rubicundus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)
    Sheryl L Soucy
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, State University of New York, Stony Brook 11794 5245, USA
    Evolution 56:330-41. 2002
    ..Taken together, the results support the predictions for genetic control of sociality, but they are still consistent with social behavior at some level being determined by the environmental conditions at the nesting site...
  19. ncbi request reprint How do insect nuclear and mitochondrial gene substitution patterns differ? Insights from Bayesian analyses of combined datasets
    Chung Ping Lin
    Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Science, Tucker Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 30:686-702. 2004
    ..We argue that insect molecular systematists should increasingly focus on nuclear rather than mitochondrial gene datasets because nuclear genes do not suffer from the same substitutional biases that characterize mitochondrial genes...