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Progress towards a Molecular Phylogeny of Tachinidae, Year Two
The Tachinid Times
  • Isaac S. Winkler, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • John O. Stireman, III, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • John K. Moulton
  • Pierfilippo Cerretti
  • Jeremy D. Blaschke
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2014
Abstract
We reported last year (Stireman et al. 2013) in The Tachinid Times on our collaborative project, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, to study the phylogeny of Tachinidae on a worldwide scale. Since that report, we have made some significant progress towards our goal of assembling a robust phylogenetic tree for Tachinidae. Notably, Cerretti et al. (in press) completed a phylogenetic study using 135 morphological characters from 180 tachinid genera. Results from this study largely reflect, with some interesting exceptions, what we are finding from preliminary analyses of our molecular data. Although sampling of taxa and genes for the molecular phylogeny is not yet complete, we will give here a brief update on progress and results so far.
Citation Information
Isaac S. Winkler, John O. Stireman, John K. Moulton, Pierfilippo Cerretti, et al.. "Progress towards a Molecular Phylogeny of Tachinidae, Year Two" The Tachinid Times Iss. 27 (2014) p. 11 - 14 ISSN: 1925-3435
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_stireman/26/