Fifty years after Ehrlich and Raven, is there support for plant-insect coevolution as a major driver of species diversification?

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serval:BIB_BB9E6BF0DA9A
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Fifty years after Ehrlich and Raven, is there support for plant-insect coevolution as a major driver of species diversification?
Périodique
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata
Auteur(s)
Suchan T., Alvarez N.
ISSN
1570-7458 (electronic)
ISSN-L
0013-8703
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2015
Volume
157
Numéro
1
Pages
98-112
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Since Ehrlich & Raven's seminal paper 50 years ago, coevolution has been seen as a major driver of species diversification. Here, we review classical and more recent case studies on the coevolution of plants and associated insects, to examine whether the coevolutionary component holds as an explanation of their current diversity. We discuss the main dogmas in coevolution and argue that coevolutionary processes should not be considered as major drivers of diversification in plants and insects. Instead, we suggest that coevolution essentially occurs through relatively short 'interludes', making the pattern difficult to detect. We also criticize the use of comparative phylogenetics to investigate coevolutionary processes, as coevolution may not necessarily produce congruent phylogenies among interacting lineages and, in turn, other processes may produce patterns of codivergence. Finally, we propose new lines of investigation for future research.
Mots-clé
codivergence, coevolutionary diversification, 'coevolutionary interlude', comparative phylogeny, diversifying coevolution, escape-and-radiate, escalation, insect counter-defenses, phylogenetic tracking, plant defenses, sequential evolution
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
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