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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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Molecular evaluation of nominal species in the Ceratitis fasciventris, C. anonae, C. rosa complex (Diptera: Tephritidae).
Ceratitis fasciventris, C. anonae and C. rosa form a complex of economically important fruit fly pests infesting a variety of crops in African countries. Hitherto only adult males of these speciesExpand
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Application of a DNA barcode using the 16S rRNA gene to diagnose pest Arion species in the USA
Arion Ferussac, 1819, is a large, predominantly western Palearctic genus of slugs with a number of species that are of considerable agricultural and forestry concern. Many Arion species have beenExpand
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Pathway Analysis of Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) Using Mitochondrial DNA
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  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of economic entomology
  • 18 February 2009
ABSTRACT The polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) method described in a previous publication to document worldwide population structure of MediterraneanExpand
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Synonymization of key pest species within the Bactrocera dorsalis species complex (Diptera: Tephritidae): taxonomic changes based on a review of 20 years of integrative morphological, molecular,
Bactrocera papayae Drew & Hancock, Bactrocera philippinensis Drew & Hancock, Bactrocera carambolae Drew & Hancock, and Bactrocera invadens Drew, Tsuruta & White are four horticultural pest tephritidExpand
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Molecular Identification of Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) using DNA Sequences of the COI Barcode Region
ABSTRACT The utility of the cytochrome oxidase I gene barcode region for diagnosis of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Weidemann), is evaluated using African fruit fly collections.Expand
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Molecular Systematics of Nuclear Gene period in Genus Anastrepha (Tephritidae)
Abstract The nuclear gene period is used to reconstruct the phylogeny of Anastrepha, a genus of tephritid fruit flies. Specifically, a region of period termed C3C5 that is located in the dCLK:CYCExpand
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Incongruence between molecules and morphology: A seven-gene phylogeny of Dacini fruit flies paves the way for reclassification (Diptera: Tephritidae).
Molecular and morphological research often suggest conflicting results. Selective pressure on certain morphologies can confound understanding of evolutionary relationships. Dacini is one of the mostExpand
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Phylogeography of Anastrepha obliqua Inferred with mtDNA Sequencing
ABSTRACT Anastrepha obliqua (Macquart) (Diptera: Tephritidae), the West Indian fruit fly, is a frugivorous pest that occasionally finds its way to commercial growing areas outside its nativeExpand
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Molecular phylogenetics of the genus Ceratitis (Diptera: Tephritidae).
The Afrotropical fruit fly genus Ceratitis MacLeay is an economically important group that comprises over 89 species, subdivided into six subgenera. Cladistic analyses of morphological and host useExpand
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