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The taxonomy of Culicoides vector complexes - unfinished business.
The thirty species of Culicoides biting midges that play a greater or lesser role in the transmission of bluetongue (BT) disease in the pantropical regions of the world are listed. Where known, eachExpand
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Genetic aspects of the worldwide colonization process of Ceratitis capitata.
Multilocus enzyme electrophoresis data from 26 polymorphic loci (124 alleles) were used to analyze the genetic aspects of the worldwide colonization of Ceratitis capitata (medfly). Eighty-two samplesExpand
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Population genetics of the potentially invasive African fruit fly species, Ceratitis rosa and Ceratitis fasciventris (Diptera: Tephritidae).
A set of 10 microsatellite markers was used to survey the levels of genetic variability and to analyse the genetic aspects of the population dynamics of two potentially invasive pest fruit flyExpand
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Globalization and fruitfly invasion and expansion: the medfly paradigm
The phytophagous insects of the Tephritidae family commonly referred to as “true fruit flies” offer different case histories of successful invasions. Mankind has played an important role in alteringExpand
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Phylogeny of the subgenus Culicoides and related species in Italy, inferred from internal transcribed spacer 2 ribosomal DNA sequences.
Biting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) include vectors for the economically important animal diseases, bluetongue (BT) and African horse sickness (AHS). In the MediterraneanExpand
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Inferences on the population structure and colonization process of the invasive oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel).
The phytophagous insects of the Tephritidae family offer different case histories of successful invasions. An example is Bactrocera dorsalis sensu stricto, the oriental fruit fly which has beenExpand
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Sex and the single embryo: early deveopment in the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata
BackgroundIn embryos the maternal-to-zygotic transition (MTZ) integrates post-transcriptional regulation of maternal transcripts with transcriptional activation of the zygotic genome. Although theExpand
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Phylogenetic relationships of the subgenus Avaritia Fox, 1955 including Culicoides obsoletus (Diptera, Ceratopogonidae) in Italy based on internal transcribed spacer 2 ribosomal DNA sequences
.  Biting midges of the genus Culicoides include vector species for orbiviral diseases, such as bluetongue and African horse sickness. Although the Afro-Asiatic species C. imicola is the major vectorExpand
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Genetic Differentiation, Gene Flow and the Origin of Infestations of the Medfly, Ceratitis Capitata
The genetic structure of natural populations of the economically important dipteran species Ceratitis capitatawas analysed using both biochemical and molecular markers. This revealed considerableExpand
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Microsatellite polymorphism in the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata
A total of forty‐three simple sequence repeats (SSRs) were identified in the Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly) Ceratitis capitata. The most common SSR was the dinucleotide (TG)n/(CA)n occurring inExpand
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