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DNA Barcoding Applied to Invasive Leafminers (Diptera: Agromyzidae) in the Philippines
Abstract DNA barcoding involves the sequencing of a single gene region from all species to provide a means for identifying all of life. Although appealing to many scientists, this idea has causedExpand
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Hidden Neotropical Diversity: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts
The diversity of tropical herbivorous insects has been explained as a direct function of plant species diversity. Testing that explanation, we reared 2857 flies from flowers and seeds of 24 speciesExpand
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Mitochondrial Phylogeography of Vegetable Pest Liriomyza sativae (Diptera: Agromyzidae): Divergent Clades and Invasive Populations
Abstract The leafmining fly Liriomyza sativae Blanchard is an important polyphagous pest of vegetables crops in the United States and around the world. Phylogeographic analysis of mitochondrialExpand
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Two Nuclear Genes Confirm Mitochondrial Evidence of Cryptic Species within Liriomyza huidobrensis (Diptera: Agromyzidae)
Abstract Phylogenetic analysis using DNA sequence data from two nuclear genes was undertaken to investigate phylogeographic structure within the widespread leafmining pest Liriomyza huidobrensisExpand
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Phylogenetic Relationships, Species Limits, and Host Specificity of Gall-Forming Fergusonina Flies (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) Feeding on Melaleuca (Myrtaceae)
Abstract Phylogenetic analysis of recently described gall-forming Fergusonina Malloch flies was performed using DNA sequence data from the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I gene. Fifty-three fliesExpand
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Geographic Population Structure of the Sugarcane Borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), in the Southern United States
The sugarcane borer moth, Diatraea saccharalis, is widespread throughout the Western Hemisphere, and is considered an introduced species in the southern United States. Although this moth has a wideExpand
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Purification and Photoaffinity Labeling of Herpes Simplex Virus Type-1 Thymidine Kinase (*)
The molecular basis for the treatment of human herpesviruses with nucleoside drugs is the phosphorylation of these drugs by the viral-encoded thymidine kinases. In order to better understand theExpand
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Mitochondrial Phylogeography of the Vegetable Pest Liriomyza trifolii (Diptera: Agromyzidae): Diverged Clades and Invasive Populations
Abstract The leafmining fly Liriomyza trifolii (Burgess) (Diptera: Agromyzidae) is an important pest of vegetable and cut-flower crops. In recent decades, this species has become invasive, spreadingExpand
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Lethal Interactions Between Parasites and Prey Increase Niche Diversity in a Tropical Community
Hidden Diversity Why are there so many species in the tropics? Niche partitioning by highly specialized plant species seems to be the main generator of high diversity. Condon et al. (p. 1240; see theExpand
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Uncovering tropical diversity: six sympatric cryptic species of Blepharoneura (Diptera: Tephritidae) in flowers of Gurania spinulosa (Cucurbitaceae) in eastern Ecuador
Diversification of phytophagous insects is often associated with changes in the use of host taxa and host parts. We focus on a group of newly discovered Neotropical tephritids in the genusExpand
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