Phylogenetics and temporal diversification of the earliest true flies (Insecta: Diptera) based on multiple nuclear genes

@article{Bertone2008PhylogeneticsAT,
  title={Phylogenetics and temporal diversification of the earliest true flies (Insecta: Diptera) based on multiple nuclear genes},
  author={Matthew A. Bertone and G. Courtney and B. Wiegmann},
  journal={Systematic Entomology},
  year={2008},
  volume={33}
}
Abstract Relationships among families of the lower Diptera (formerly suborder ‘Nematocera’) have been exceptionally difficult to resolve. Multiple hypotheses based on morphology have been proposed to identify the earliest lineages of flies and place the phylogenetic origin of the higher flies (Brachycera), but convincing support is limited. Here we resolve relationships among the major groups of lower Diptera using sequence data from four nuclear markers, including both ribosomal (28S rDNA) and… Expand
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