Identifying Anastrepha (Diptera;Tephritidae) Species Using DNA Barcodes

  title={Identifying Anastrepha (Diptera;Tephritidae) Species Using DNA Barcodes},
  author={N. Barr and R. Ruiz-Arce and R. Farris and J. G. Silva and K. Lima and V. S. Dutra and B. Ronchi-Teles and P. Kerr and A. Norrbom and N. Nolazco and D. Thomas},
  journal={Journal of Economic Entomology},
  pages={405 - 421}
  • N. Barr, R. Ruiz-Arce, +8 authors D. Thomas
  • Published 2017
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Economic Entomology
  • Abstract Molecular identification of fruit flies in the genus Anastrepha (Diptera;Tephritidae) is important to support plant pest exclusion, suppression, and outbreak eradication. Morphological methods of identification of this economically important genus are often not sufficient to identify species when detected as immature life stages. DNA barcoding a segment of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I gene has been proposed as a method to identify pests in the genus.The identification process… CONTINUE READING
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