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Episodic radiations in the fly tree of life
Flies are one of four superradiations of insects (along with beetles, wasps, and moths) that account for the majority of animal life on Earth. Diptera includes species known for their ubiquity (MuscaExpand
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Phylogeny of the syrphoidea (Diptera) inferred from mtDNA sequences and morphology with particular reference to classification of the pipunculidae (Diptera).
Sequence data from 420 bp of mitochondrial 12s ribosomal DNA and 490 bp of 16s rDNA were analyzed for 27 species of Syrphoidea (Diptera) and two outgroup taxa. Morphological data for the PipunculidaeExpand
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Exploring the diversity of flies (Diptera)
ABSTRACT Flies (Diptera) are an important but underappreciated part of our planet's biodiversity. With over 124,000 described species, and countless more awaiting discovery, they are one of the mostExpand
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Placement of Conopidae (Diptera) within Schizophora based on mtDNA and nrDNA gene regions.
The first attempt to phylogenetically place Conopidae using molecular characters, as well as the largest molecular analysis of relationships within Schizophora (Diptera) to date, is presented.Expand
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Phylogenetic classification of Eudorylini (Diptera: Pipunculidae)
Abstract. The phylogenetic relationships of members of Eudorylini (Diptera: Pipunculidae: Pipunculinae) were explored. Two hundred and fifty‐seven species of Eudorylini from all biogeographicalExpand
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Species Boundaries and Host Range of Tortoise Mites (Uropodoidea) Phoretic on Bark Beetles (Scolytinae), Using Morphometric and Molecular Markers
Understanding the ecology and evolutionary history of symbionts and their hosts requires accurate taxonomic knowledge, including clear species boundaries and phylogenies. Tortoise mitesExpand
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Cryptic species of mites (Uropodoidea: Uroobovella spp.) associated with burying beetles (Silphidae: Nicrophorus): the collapse of a host generalist revealed by molecular and morphological analyses.
Uroobovella (Mesostigmata: Uropodoidea: Urodinychidae) species are among the most common mites associated with carrion-feeding Nicrophorus (Silphidae) beetles. Previous taxonomic understandingExpand
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A phylogenetic analysis of relationships among genera of Conopidae (Diptera) based on molecular and morphological data
Members of the family Conopidae (Diptera) have been the focus of little targeted phylogenetic research. The most comprehensive test of phylogenetic support for the present subfamily classification ofExpand
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Revision of Australian Clistoabdominalis (Diptera:Pipunculidae)
The 29 Australian species of Clistoabdominalis Skevington are revised and a phylogenetic analysis is presented. The following 23 new species are proposed: Clistoabdominalis ancylus, C. angelikae, C.Expand
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Diptera-Specific Polymerase Chain Reaction Amplification Primers of use in Molecular Phylogenetic Research
ABSTRACT DNA sequence data from a variety of mitochondrial and nuclear gene regions are significant components of phylogenetic research in entomology. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplificationExpand
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