publication . Article . 2007

Phylogenetic relationships within the leaf-mining flies (Diptera: Agromyzidae) inferred from sequence data from multiple genes

Sonja J. Scheffer; Isaac S. Winkler; Brian M. Wiegmann;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2007
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
The leaf-mining flies (Diptera: Agromyzidae) are a diverse group whose larvae feed internally in leaves, stems, flowers, seeds, and roots of a wide variety of plant hosts. The systematics of agromyzids has remained poorly known due to their small size and morphological homogeneity. We investigated the phylogenetic relationships among genera within the Agromyzidae using parsimony and Bayesian analyses of 2965 bp of DNA sequence data from the mitochondrial COI gene, the nuclear ribosomal 28S gene, and the single copy nuclear CAD gene. We included 86 species in 21 genera, including all but a few small genera, and spanning the diversity within the family. The result...
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free text keywords: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Agromyzidae, biology.organism_classification, biology, Opomyzoidea, Polyphyly, Agromyza, Botany, Systematics, Monophyly, Paraphyly, Phylogenetics, Evolutionary biology
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