Works (84)

Updated: April 15th, 2024 04:58

2024 article

Chewing through challenges: Exploring the evolutionary pathways to wood-feeding in insects

Beza-Beza, C. F., Wiegmann, B. M., Ware, J. A., Petersen, M., Gunter, N., Cole, M. E., … Mikaelyan, A. (2024, March 27). BIOESSAYS, Vol. 3.

author keywords: Detritivory; Functional Continuity; Holobiont; Insect Microbe Symbioses; Saproxylophagy; Symbiotic Digestion; Trophic Specialization; Wood Feeding
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: April 1, 2024

2023 article

Anchored phylogenomics and revised classification of the Miltogramminae (Diptera: Sarcophagidae)

Johnston, N. P., Pape, T., Piwczynski, M., Wallman, J. F., Wiegmann, B. M., Cassel, B. K., … Szpila, K. (2023, October 10). SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY, Vol. 10.

author keywords: Diptera; genomics; hybrid enrichment; phylogenomics; systematics; taxonomy
TL;DR: A new Miltogramminae tribal classification is proposed, composed of six tribes, allowing a major update to miltogrammine classification, and the AHE phylogenetic hypothesis supports the monophyly of a large proportion of genera. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: October 30, 2023

2023 journal article

NEW HOST PLANT AND DISTRIBUTION RECORDS OF <i>ANASTREPHA</i> SPECIES (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) PRIMARILY FROM THE WESTERN AMAZON

PROCEEDINGS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON, 125(1), 89–164.

author keywords: Fruit fly; geographical distribution; host plant range; larval feeding mode; Neotropics
TL;DR: The results of long-term collecting efforts conducted mainly in the western Amazon region of Peru are reported and the results in evolutionary terms following the most recently inferred Anastrepha phylogeny are presented. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: January 2, 2024

2023 journal article

Phylogenomics reveals the history of host use in mosquitoes

NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 14(1).

By: J. Soghigian n, C. Sither n, S. Justi*, G. Morinaga*, B. Cassel n, C. Vitek*, T. Livdahl*, S. Xia* ...

TL;DR: An origin of mosquitoes in the early Triassic is supported, considerably older than previous estimates and that mosquito diversification and host-use patterns within major lineages appear to coincide in earth history both with major continental drift events and with the diversification of vertebrate classes. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: November 20, 2023

2023 journal article

The phylogeny and divergence times of leaf-mining flies (Diptera: Agromyzidae) from anchored phylogenomics

MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 184.

By: J. Xuan n, S. Scheffer*, M. Lewis*, B. Cassel n, W. Liu* & B. Wiegmann n

author keywords: Diptera; Leaf-miner; Phylogenomics; Divergence times
MeSH headings : Genomics; Phylogeny; Diptera / genetics; Animals; Likelihood Functions; Genetic Loci
TL;DR: This study using hundreds of orthologous single-copy nuclear loci obtained from anchored hybrid enrichment (AHE) to reconstruct phylogenetic relationships among the major lineages of leaf-mining flies provides a new phylogenetic framework to understand their macroevolution. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 5, 2023

2022 article

A genome-wide phylogeny and the diversification of genus Liriomyza (Diptera: Agromyzidae) inferred from anchored phylogenomics

Xuan, J.-L., Scheffer, S. J., Lonsdale, O., Cassel, B. K., Lewis, M. L., Eiseman, C. S., … Wiegmann, B. M. (2022, September 15). SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY, Vol. 9.

By: J. Xuan n, S. Scheffer*, O. Lonsdale*, B. Cassel n, M. Lewis*, C. Eiseman, W. Liu*, B. Wiegmann n

author keywords: anchored hybrid enrichment; host use; Liriomyza; morphology; phylogeny
TL;DR: This work reconstructs the phylogeny of the genus Liriomyza using various phylogenetic methods on target‐capture‐based phylogenomic datasets (nucleotides and amino acids) obtained from anchored hybrid enrichment (AHE) and provides a framework for further study of the morphology, ecology, and diversification of these important flies. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 26, 2022

2022 journal article

Phylogenetic resolution of the fly superfamily Ephydroidea-Molecular systematics of the enigmatic and diverse relatives of Drosophilidae

PLOS ONE, 17(10).

By: I. Winkler*, A. Kirk-Spriggs, K. Bayless*, J. Soghigian n, R. Meier*, T. Pape*, D. Yeates*, A. Carvalho*, R. Copeland*, B. Wiegmann n

MeSH headings : Acetic Acid; Animals; Drosophilidae / genetics; Phylogeny
TL;DR: To resolve relationships among a diverse sample of Ephydroidea, including the highly modified flies in the families Braulidae and Mormotomyiidae, phylogenomic sampling reaffirm that sampling of both taxa and characters is critical in hyperdiverse clades and that these factors have a major influence on phylogenomic reconstruction of the history of the schizophoran fly radiation. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 27, 2023

2021 journal article

Beyond Drosophila: resolving the rapid radiation of schizophoran flies with phylotranscriptomics

BMC BIOLOGY, 19(1).

By: K. Bayless*, M. Trautwein*, K. Meusemann*, S. Shin n, M. Petersen*, A. Donath*, L. Podsiadlowski*, C. Mayer* ...

author keywords: Diptera; Phylogenomics; Transcriptomes; Drosophilidae; Tephritidae
TL;DR: Dividing most acalyptrate fly groups into four major lineages is supported consistently across analyses, and understanding the fundamental branching patterns of schizophoran flies provides a foundation for future comparative research on the genetics, ecology, and biocontrol. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: March 8, 2021

2021 journal article

Colonization with multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae among infants: an observational study in southern Sri Lanka

ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE AND INFECTION CONTROL, 10(1).

By: H. Meredith*, S. Kularatna*, K. Nagaro*, A. Nagahawatte*, C. Bodinayake*, R. Kurukulasooriya*, N. Wijesingha*, L. Harden n ...

author keywords: ESBL; CRE; Multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae; Sri Lanka; Intestinal colonization
MeSH headings : Adult; Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial; Enterobacteriaceae / drug effects; Enterobacteriaceae Infections / epidemiology; Female; Hospitals, Teaching; Humans; Infant, Newborn; Male; Pregnancy; Rectum / microbiology; Sri Lanka / epidemiology; Whole Genome Sequencing
TL;DR: The results suggest that a substantial proportion of infants undergo MDRE intestinal colonization within 6 weeks of birth, potentially due to postnatal rather than intranatal transmission. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 10, 2021

2021 journal article

From e-voucher to genomic data: Preserving archive specimens as demonstrated with medically important mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) and kissing bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae)

PLOS ONE, 16(2).

By: S. Justi*, J. Soghigian n, D. Pecor*, L. Caicedo-Quiroga*, W. Rutvisuttinunt*, T. Li*, L. Stevens*, P. Dorn*, B. Wiegmann n, Y. Linton*

MeSH headings : Animals; Culicidae / genetics; DNA / genetics; Genomics / methods; Humans; Phylogeny; Sequence Analysis, DNA / methods; Triatoma / genetics; Triatominae / genetics
TL;DR: A methodology for the use of archive specimens that includes two crucial phases: thoroughly documenting specimens destined for destructive sampling and the pipeline used for whole genome sequencing of archived specimens, from extraction of genomic DNA to assembly of putative genomes with basic annotation are presented. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: April 12, 2021

2021 journal article

New species and host plants of Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) primarily from Suriname and Para, Brazil

ZOOTAXA, 5044(1), 1–74.

By: A. Norrbom*, A. Muller, A. Gangadin*, B. Sutton*, E. Rodriguez*, M. Savaris, S. Lampert, P. Rodriguez Clavijo* ...

author keywords: fruit flies; taxonomy; host plants; Neotropical Region; economic entomology; biodiversity
MeSH headings : Animals; Brazil; Suriname; Tephritidae
TL;DR: Seventeen new species of Anastrepha, primarily from Suriname, French Guiana and Par, Brazil, are described and illustrated. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
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Added: February 28, 2022

2021 journal article

Phylogenomics reveals accelerated late Cretaceous diversification of bee flies (Diptera: Bombyliidae)

CLADISTICS, 37(3), 276–297.

By: X. Li*, L. Teasdale*, K. Bayless*, A. Ellis*, B. Wiegmann n, C. Lamas*, C. Lambkin*, N. Evenhuis* ...

author keywords: Diptera; divergence times reconstruction; lower Brachycera; maximum likelihood
MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / classification; Bees / genetics; Bees / physiology; Biodiversity; Evolution, Molecular; Larva / genetics; Larva / physiology; Phylogeny; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Transcriptome
TL;DR: The dating analyses indicate a Jurassic origin of the Bombyliidae, with the sand chamber evolving early in bee fly evolution, in the late Jurassic or mid‐Cretaceous, and it is hypothesized that the angiosperm radiation and the hothouse climate established during the late Cretaceous accelerated the diversification of bee flies. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: December 11, 2020

2021 journal article

Towards a new classification of Muscidae (Diptera): a comparison of hypotheses based on multiple molecular phylogenetic approaches

SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY, 46(3), 508–525.

TL;DR: The results from all molecular approaches contradict the traditional classification based predominantly on adult morphology, but provide an opportunity to re‐interpret the morphology of immature stages. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: March 15, 2021

2020 journal article

Anchored hybrid enrichment challenges the traditional classification of flesh flies (Diptera: Sarcophagidae)

SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY, 45(2), 281–301.

TL;DR: A dramatic increase in molecular data, more balanced sampling of all three lineages from all biogeographical regions and a reassessment of morphological characters using scanning electron microscopy are provided in the most comprehensive assessment of subfamily‐level phylogeny in Sarcophagidae to date. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: March 23, 2020

2019 journal article

FIRST RECORD OF MANSONIA DYARI FROM SAINT CROIX, UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MOSQUITO CONTROL ASSOCIATION, 35(3), 214–216.

By: K. Seger*, A. Drummond*, D. Delgado*, C. Day*, C. Sither n, J. Soghigian n, B. Wiegmann n, M. Reiskind n, B. Ellis*, B. Byrd*

author keywords: Caribbean; distribution; Mansonia dyari; surveillance
MeSH headings : Animal Distribution; Animals; Electron Transport Complex IV / analysis; Female; Insect Proteins / analysis; Larva / anatomy & histology; Larva / enzymology; Larva / genetics; Larva / growth & development; Malvaceae / anatomy & histology; Malvaceae / enzymology; Malvaceae / genetics; Malvaceae / growth & development; Sequence Analysis, DNA; United States Virgin Islands
TL;DR: The first report of Mansonia dyari on Saint Croix, United States Virgin Islands (USVI), is confirmed and Morphological features are reviewed and compared with Mansonia flaveola, a species previously reported in the USVI. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: December 30, 2019

2019 journal article

Phylogenomic analysis of Calyptratae: resolving the phylogenetic relationships within a major radiation of Diptera

CLADISTICS, 35(6), 605–622.

TL;DR: The phylogenomic data cannot confidently place the remaining blowfly subfamilies and compared to hypotheses from the Sanger sequencing era, many clades within the muscoid grade are congruent but now have much higher support. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 1, 2020

2019 journal article

Structural and functional insights into the Diabrotica virgifera virgifera ATP-binding cassette transporter gene family

BMC Genomics, 20(1).

By: F. Adedipe n, N. Grubbs n, B. Coates*, B. Wiegmman n & M. Lorenzen n

author keywords: ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter; Phylogenetic; Transcriptome; RNA interference (RNAi); Corn rootworm
MeSH headings : ATP-Binding Cassette Transporters / genetics; Animals; Coleoptera / classification; Coleoptera / genetics; Coleoptera / growth & development; Computational Biology / methods; Gene Expression Profiling; Gene Ontology; Life Cycle Stages / genetics; Molecular Sequence Annotation; Multigene Family; Phenotype; RNA Interference; Transcriptome
TL;DR: This study has produced a relatively comprehensive de novo transcriptome assembly for D. v. virgifera and identified 65 members of the ABC transporter family and provided the first insights into the developmental and physiological roles of ABC transporters in this pest species. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: December 16, 2019

2018 journal article

Anchored phylogenomics unravels the evolution of spider flies (Diptera, Acroceridae) and reveals discordance between nucleotides and amino acids

MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 128, 233–245.

By: J. Gillung*, S. Winterton, K. Bayless*, Z. Khouri*, M. Borowiec*, D. Yeates*, L. Kimsey*, B. Misof* ...

author keywords: Bayesian inference; Bioinformatics; Conflict; Diptera; Fossilized birth-death process; Systematic error
MeSH headings : Amino Acids / genetics; Animals; Bayes Theorem; Diptera / genetics; Genomics; Likelihood Functions; Nucleotides / genetics; Phylogeny; Time Factors
TL;DR: This is the first phylogenomic scale study of a dipteran parasitoid family, built upon anchored hybrid enrichment and transcriptomic data of 240 loci of 43 ingroup acrocerid taxa, and results based on nucleotides were both more robust to alterations of the data and different analytical methods and more compatible with the current understanding of acrocersid morphology and patterns of host usage. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: October 16, 2018

2018 review

Genomes of Diptera

[Review of ]. CURRENT OPINION IN INSECT SCIENCE, 25, 116–124.

By: B. Wiegmann* & S. Richards

MeSH headings : Animals; Diptera / classification; Diptera / genetics; Genome, Insect; Genomics; Phylogeny
TL;DR: There remain many fly lineages to which new genome sequencing efforts should be directed, most valuable in fly families or clades that exhibit multiple origins of key fly behaviors such as blood feeding, phytophagy, parasitism, pollination, and mycophagy. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Taxon sampling to address an ancient rapid radiation: a supermatrix phylogeny of early brachyceran flies (Diptera)

SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY, 43(2), 277–289.

TL;DR: The analyses suggest that ‘Orthorrhapha’ excluding Eremoneura is not monophyletic; instead, two main lineages of early brachyceran flies are recovered: Homeodactyla and Heterodactsyla. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Advances using molecular data in insect systematics

CURRENT OPINION IN INSECT SCIENCE, 18, 40–47.

By: K. Kjer*, M. Borowiec*, P. Frandsen*, J. Ware* & B. Wiegmann n

MeSH headings : Animals; Classification / methods; Entomology / trends; Fossils; Insecta / classification; Insecta / genetics; Molecular Biology; Phylogeny
TL;DR: The size of molecular datasets has been growing exponentially since the mid 1980s, and new technologies have now dramatically increased the slope of this increase, and the authors are approaching a consensus on the higher level insect phylogeny. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Anchored enrichment dataset for true flies (order Diptera) reveals insights into the phylogeny of flower flies (family Syrphidae)

BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, 16.

author keywords: Anchored phylogenetics; Hybrid enrichment; Syrphinae; Microdontinae; Eristalinae; Pipizinae; Flower flies; Hoverflies
MeSH headings : Animals; Biological Evolution; Diptera / classification; Diptera / genetics; Flowers; Genome; High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing; Phylogeny; Pollination; Sequence Analysis, DNA
TL;DR: This work presents the first use of anchored hybrid enrichment in insect phylogenetics on a dataset containing 30 flower fly species from across all four subfamilies and 11 tribes out of 15, and produces a robustly supported phylogenetic hypothesis for the syrphids. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Editorial overview: Insect phylogenetics: an expanding toolbox to resolve evolutionary questions

Current Opinion in Insect Science, 18, 93–95.

By: G. Courtney* & B. Wiegmann n

MeSH headings : Animals; Biological Evolution; Classification; Entomology / trends; Evolution, Molecular; Genome, Insect; Insect Proteins / genetics; Insecta / classification; Insecta / genetics; Phylogeny
TL;DR: The goal in this issue of Current Opinion in Insect Science is to provide a synoptic overview of cutting-edge tools and methodologies used to address questions relevant to insect phylogenetics. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: February 20, 2020

2016 journal article

Mitochondrial Genome Sequences and Structures Aid in the Resolution of Piroplasmida phylogeny

PLOS ONE, 11(11).

By: M. Schreeg n, H. Marr n, J. Tarigo n, L. Cohn*, D. Bird n, E. Scholl n, M. Levy n, B. Wiegmann n, A. Birkenheuer n

Contributors: M. Schreeg n, H. Marr n, J. Tarigo n, L. Cohn*, D. Bird n, E. Scholl n, M. Levy n, B. Wiegmann n, A. Birkenheuer n

MeSH headings : DNA, Protozoan / genetics; Genome, Mitochondrial; Humans; Phylogeny; Piroplasmida / classification; Piroplasmida / genetics; Protozoan Infections / parasitology
TL;DR: Phylogenetic analysis of concatenated mitochondrial and 18S sequences as well as cox1 amino acid sequence identified five distinct Piroplasmida groups, each of which possesses a unique mitochondrial genome structure. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Molecular phylogeny of the horse flies: a framework for renewing tabanid taxonomy

SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY, 41(1), 56–72.

By: S. Morita n, K. Bayless n, D. Yeates* & B. Wiegmann n

TL;DR: A newly revised phylogenetic framework for Tabanidae forms the basis for a new assessment of tabanid diversification and provides context for understanding the evolution of trophic specialization in horse flies. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Power, resolution and bias: recent advances in insect phylogeny driven by the genomic revolution

CURRENT OPINION IN INSECT SCIENCE, 13, 16–23.

MeSH headings : Animals; Genome, Insect / genetics; Genomics / trends; High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing; Insecta / classification; Insecta / genetics; Phylogeny
TL;DR: A fundamental renaissance in the understanding of insect evolution all driven by the genomic revolution is illustrated, and some of the bioinformatics tools available and being developed to detect and minimise systematic biases in phylogenomic datasets are reviewed. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

The phylogeny of stiletto flies (Diptera: Therevidae)

SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY, 41(1), 144–161.

By: S. Winterton*, N. Hardy*, S. Gaimari*, M. Hauser*, H. Hill*, K. Holston*, M. Irwin*, C. Lambkin* ...

TL;DR: The results strongly support the sister‐group relationship between Therevidae and Scenopinidae, with Apsilocephalidae as sister to Evocoidae, and Agapophytinae are recovered as monophyletic, inclusive of the Taenogera group. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Where do the Neotropical Empidini lineages (Diptera: Empididae: Empidinae) fit in a worldwide context?

MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 95, 67–78.

By: M. Watts*, I. Winkler*, C. Daugeron*, C. Carvalho*, S. Turner n & B. Wiegmann n

author keywords: Biodiversity; Biogeography; Empidini; Molecular phylogeny; Neotropical
MeSH headings : Animals; Argentina; Chile; Diptera / classification; Diptera / genetics; Genetic Speciation; Phylogeny; Phylogeography; Tropical Climate
TL;DR: DNA sequences from multiple genes are applied to infer the phylogeny of Empidini, focusing on placing the Neotropical lineages within the entire tribe and identifying monophyletic groups. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Response to Comment on "Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution"

By: K. Kjer, J. Ware, J. Rust, T. Wappler, R. Lanfear, L. Jermiin, X. Zhou, H. Aspock ...

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Say goodbye to tribes in the new house fly classification: A new molecular phylogenetic analysis and an updated biogeographical narrative for the Muscidae (Diptera)

MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 89, 1–12.

author keywords: Bayes factor; Biogeography; Calyptratae; Divergence time estimation; Gondwana; Taxonomy
MeSH headings : Animals; Antarctic Regions; Australia; Bayes Theorem; Biological Evolution; Electron Transport Complex IV / genetics; Houseflies / classification; Houseflies / genetics; Insect Proteins / genetics; Muscidae / classification; Muscidae / genetics; Peptide Elongation Factor 1 / genetics; Phylogeny; Phylogeography; Sequence Analysis, DNA; South America
TL;DR: It is concluded that the muscid radiation began in the Paleocene to Eocene and is congruent with the final stages of the breakup of Gondwana, which resulted in the complete separation of Antarctica, Australia, and South America. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

A phylogenetic analysis of Sciomyzidae (Diptera) and some related genera

CLADISTICS, 29(4), 404–415.

By: A. Tothova*, R. Rozkosny*, L. Knutson, S. Kutty*, B. Wiegmann n & R. Meier*

TL;DR: Molecular analyses support the monophyly of Sciomyzidae’+ Phaeomyiidae, and place Phaeomyuinae as a unique lineage within SciomyZidae, while a modified classification comprising three subfamilies is proposed. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

A revision of Afrotropical Quasimodo flies (Diptera: Schizophora; Curtonotidae). Part IV-the continental Afrotropical species of Curtonotum Macquart, with descriptions of thirteen new species and a combined phylogenetic analysis of the Curtonotidae

Zootaxa, 3684(1), 1-.

By: A. Kirk-Spriggs* & B. Wiegmann n

MeSH headings : Animal Distribution; Animal Structures / anatomy & histology; Animal Structures / growth & development; Animals; Diptera / anatomy & histology; Diptera / classification; Diptera / genetics; Diptera / growth & development; Electron Transport Complex IV / genetics; Female; Genes, Mitochondrial; Insect Proteins / genetics; Male; Molecular Sequence Data; Phylogeny
TL;DR: Results of the molecular and morphological analyses attest to the monophyly of theCurtonotidae and clearly indicate two primary clades, with Axinota + Curtonotum being sister to the remainder of the Curonotidae. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Flies: The Natural History and Diversity of Diptera. By Stephen A. Marshall. Buffalo (New York): Firefly Books. $125.00. 616 p.; ill.; index. ISBN: 978-1-77085-100-9. 2012.

The Quarterly Review of Biology, 88(4), 359–359.

By: B. Wiegmann n

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Added: March 8, 2020

2013 journal article

The evolution and biogeography of the austral horse fly tribe Scionini (Diptera: Tabanidae: Pangoniinae) inferred from multiple mitochondrial and nuclear genes

MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 68(3), 516–540.

author keywords: Divergence time estimation; Gondwana; Radiation; Scaptia; Systematics; Taxonomy
MeSH headings : Animals; Biological Evolution; DNA, Mitochondrial; Diptera / classification; Diptera / genetics; Evolution, Molecular; Female; Fossils; Genes, Insect; Male; Molecular Sequence Data; Phenotype; Phylogeny; Phylogeography
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that the Scionini are a typical Gondwanan group whose diversification was influenced by the fragmentation of that ancient land mass and most likely originated in Australia and subsequently radiated to New Zealand and South American by both long distance dispersal and vicariance. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
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Added: August 6, 2018

2013 review

The phylogenetic relationships among infraorders and superfamilies of Diptera based on morphological evidence

[Review of ]. SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY, 38(1), 164–179.

By: C. Lambkin*, B. Sinclair, T. Pape*, G. Courtney*, J. Skevington*, R. Meier*, D. Yeates*, V. Blagoderov*, B. Wiegmann n

TL;DR: The first numerical analysis of phylogenetic relationships of the entire order of Diptera using a comprehensive morphological character matrix is presented, and low levels of support for relationships between the infraorders of lower Diptera, lower Brachycera and major lineages of lower Cyclorrhapha are found. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 article

Advances in Insect Phylogeny at the Dawn of the Postgenomic Era

ANNUAL REVIEW OF ENTOMOLOGY, VOL 57, Vol. 57, pp. 449-+.

By: M. Trautwein n, B. Wiegmann n, R. Beutel, K. Kjer* & D. Yeates*

author keywords: Holometabola; Hexapoda; Palaeoptera; Polyneoptera; next-generation sequencing; phylogenomics
MeSH headings : Animals; Genome, Insect; Insecta / classification; Insecta / genetics; Phylogeny
TL;DR: A review of the current consensus of insect relationships provides a foundation for comparative study and offers a framework to evaluate incoming genomic evidence. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

The impact of the Manual of Nearctic Diptera on phylogenetic dipterology

CANADIAN ENTOMOLOGIST, 144(2), 197–205.

By: D. Yeates* & B. Wiegmann n

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Episodic radiations in the fly tree of life

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(14), 5690–5695.

By: B. Wiegmann*, M. Trautwein, I. Winkler, N. Barr*, J. Kim, C. Lambkin*, M. Bertone, B. Cassel ...

author keywords: molecular systematics; phylogenetics; Insecta; adaptive radiation
MeSH headings : Adaptation, Biological / genetics; Animals; Base Sequence; Bayes Theorem; Biological Evolution; Diptera / anatomy & histology; Diptera / genetics; Gene Library; Likelihood Functions; MicroRNAs / genetics; Models, Genetic; Molecular Sequence Data; Phylogeny; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Species Specificity
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that flies experienced three episodes of rapid radiation—lower Diptera (220 Ma), lower Brachycera (180 Ma), and Schizophora (65 Ma)—and a number of life history transitions to hematophagy, phytophagy and parasitism in the history of fly evolution over 260 million y. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2011 journal article

Episodic radiations in the fly tree of life

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(14), 5690–5695.

By: B. Wiegmann, M. Trautwein, I. Winkler, N. Barr, J. Kim, C. Lambkin, M. Bertone, B. Cassel ...

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2011 journal article

Rediscovery of the "terrible hairy fly", Mormotomyia hirsuta Austen (Diptera: Mormotomyiidae), in eastern Kenya, with notes on biology, natural history, and genetic variation of the Ukasi Hill population

AFRICAN INVERTEBRATES, 52(2), 363–390.

By: R. Copeland*, A. Kirk-Spriggs*, S. Muteti*, W. Booth n & B. Wiegmann n

author keywords: Mormotomyiidae; Mormotomyia hirsuta; Kenya; biology; biospeleology; cavernicolous; conservation; frightful hairy fly; genetic diversity; female allometry; sexual size dimorphism
TL;DR: Estimated genetic diversity in the Ukasi population show higher than expected allelic diversity and indicate possible gene flow and frequent population bottlenecks, and male-biased sexual size dimorphism was pronounced in adult M. hirsuta, with seven body-part measurements, including legs, larger by 33–61 % in males than females. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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2010 journal article

A multigene phylogeny of the fly superfamily Asiloidea (Insecta): Taxon sampling and additional genes reveal the sister-group to all higher flies (Cyclorrhapha)

MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 56(3), 918–930.

By: M. Trautwein n, B. Wiegmann n & D. Yeates*

author keywords: Diptera; Asiloidea; Apystomyia; Eremoneura; Cyclorrhapha; Taxon sampling; Rogue taxa; Rapid radiation; Four-cluster likelihood mapping; Additional genes; Topological stability; Congruence
MeSH headings : Animals; Cluster Analysis; DNA, Ribosomal / genetics; Diptera / classification; Diptera / genetics; Evolution, Molecular; Genes, Insect; Likelihood Functions; Nuclear Proteins / genetics; Phylogeny; RNA, Ribosomal, 18S / genetics; Sequence Analysis, DNA
TL;DR: This work uses the nuclear protein-coding gene CAD and 28S rDNA to test the monophyly of Asiloidea and to resolve its relationship to Eremoneura, finding that the 'asiloid' genus Apystomyia is sister to Cyclorrhapha and the remaining asiloids are monophyletic at the exclusion of the family Bombyliidae. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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2010 review

Molecular phylogeny of the Calyptratae (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha) with an emphasis on the superfamily Oestroidea and the position of Mystacinobiidae and McAlpine's fly

[Review of ]. SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY, 35(4), 614–635.

By: S. Kutty*, T. Pape*, B. Wiegmann n & R. Meier*

TL;DR: A higher‐level phylogenetic hypothesis is proposed for the Calyptratae based on an extensive DNA sequence dataset for 11 noncalyptrate outgroups and 247 calyptrate species representing all commonly accepted families in the Oestroidea and Hippoboscoidea, as well as those of the muscoid grade. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2010 review

On wings of lace: phylogeny and Bayesian divergence time estimates of Neuropterida (Insecta) based on morphological and molecular data

[Review of ]. SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY, 35(3), 349–378.

By: S. Winterton*, N. Hardy & B. Wiegmann n

TL;DR: Megaloptera were found to be paraphyletic with respect to the rest of Neuroptera, calling into question the validity of the ordinal status for Megaloptera as presently defined, and the phylogenetic status and taxonomic composition of Polystoechotidae and Ithonidae are in need of re‐evaluation. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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2010 journal article

Phylogenetic analysis of the druid flies (Diptera: Schizophora: Clusiidae) based on morphological and molecular data

INSECT SYSTEMATICS & EVOLUTION, 41(3), 231–274.

By: O. Lonsdale, S. Marshall, J. Fu & B. Wiegmann*

author keywords: Revision; morphology; COI; COII; CAD; 28S; phylogeny; biogeography
TL;DR: The results illustrate the benefits of multiple independent data sets for phylogenetic reconstruction in order to verify and refine existing classifications. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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2010 journal article

Phylogenetic synthesis of morphological and molecular data reveals new insights into the higher-level classification of Tipuloidea (Diptera)

SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY, 35(3), 526–545.

By: M. Petersen*, M. Bertone n, B. Wiegmann n & G. Courtney*

TL;DR: A revised phylogenetic classification is proposed for the crane flies based on a synthesis of evidence from multiple genes and morphology, not consistent with the existing subfamilial classification of the ‘Limoniidae’, which is paraphyletic with respect to a well‐supported Tipulinae + Cylindrotominae clade. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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2009 journal article

Phylogenetic analysis and temporal diversification of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) based on nuclear genes and morphology

BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, 9.

By: K. Reidenbach*, S. Cook*, M. Bertone n, R. Harbach*, B. Wiegmann n & N. Besansky*

MeSH headings : Animals; Cell Nucleus / genetics; Culicidae / anatomy & histology; Culicidae / classification; Culicidae / genetics; Evolution, Molecular; Phylogeny
TL;DR: The results support the notion of rapid radiations early in the diversification of mosquitoes, and suggest the need for additional taxonomic sampling. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2009 journal article

Phylogenetic relationships of Ceratitis fruit flies inferred from nuclear CAD and tango/ARNT gene fragments: Testing monophyly of the subgenera Ceratitis (Ceratitis) and C. (Pterandrus)

MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 53(2), 412–424.

By: N. Barr n & B. Wiegmann n

author keywords: tango; ARNT; CAD; Systematics; Ceratitis; PAS
MeSH headings : Amino Acid Sequence; Animals; Bayes Theorem; Cell Nucleus / genetics; Evolution, Molecular; Genes, Insect; Genetic Variation; Molecular Sequence Data; Phylogeny; Sequence Alignment; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Tephritidae / classification; Tephritidae / genetics
TL;DR: Results indicate that the CAD and tango genes provide useful phylogenetic signal within the taxa and are compatible with the previously studied genes. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
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2009 journal article

Single-copy nuclear genes resolve the phylogeny of the holometabolous insects

BMC BIOLOGY, 7.

By: B. Wiegmann n, M. Trautwein n, J. Kim n, B. Cassel n, M. Bertone n, S. Winterton*, D. Yeates*

MeSH headings : Animals; Base Sequence; Bayes Theorem; Evolution, Molecular; Genes, Insect; Hymenoptera / genetics; Insecta / classification; Insecta / genetics; Insecta / growth & development; Likelihood Functions; Metamorphosis, Biological / genetics; Phylogeny
TL;DR: Evidence from nucleotide sequences of six single-copy nuclear protein coding genes used to reconstruct phylogenetic relationships and estimate evolutionary divergence times is presented, finding strong support for a close relationship between Coleoptera (beetles) and Strepsiptera, a previously proposed, but analytically controversial relationship. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2009 review

Supertrees and the Tree of Life: generating a metaphylogeny for a diverse invertebrate family (Insecta : Diptera : Therevidae) using constraint trees and the parsimony ratchet to overcome low taxon overlap

[Review of ]. INVERTEBRATE SYSTEMATICS, 23(2), 171–191.

By: C. Lambkin*, J. Trueman*, D. Yeates*, K. Holston*, D. Webb*, M. Hauser*, M. Metz*, H. Hill n ...

TL;DR: Thesupertreepresentedhereisanoverarchingphylogenetichypothesis of the Therevidae is presented, incorporating extensive sampling of major lineages and summarising past phylogenetic work on the family, to produce inclusive metaphylogenies in situations where source trees have poor data overlap and low taxon overlap. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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2008 review

Molecular evolution of PISTILLATA-like genes in the dogwood genus Cornus (Cornaceae)

[Review of ]. MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 47(1), 175–195.

By: W. Zhang n, Q. Xiang n, D. Thomas n, B. Wiegmann n, M. Frohlich* & D. Soltis*

author keywords: adaptive evolution; Cornus; gene duplication; MADS-box genes; PISTILLATA-like genes; regulatory gene evolution
MeSH headings : Amino Acid Sequence; Cornaceae / classification; Cornaceae / genetics; DNA, Complementary; Evolution, Molecular; Gene Duplication; Genes, Plant; Molecular Sequence Data; Phylogeny; Plant Proteins / genetics; Selection, Genetic; Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
TL;DR: Estimation and comparison of dN/dS ratios revealed relaxed selection in the PI-like gene in Cornus in comparison with the gene in the closely related outgroups Alangium and Davidia, and in other flowering plants. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
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2008 journal article

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

SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY, 33(4), 668–687.

By: M. Bertone n, G. Courtney* & B. Wiegmann n

TL;DR: Relationships among families of the lower Diptera (formerly suborder ‘Nematocera’) are resolved using sequence data from four nuclear markers, including both ribosomal (28S rDNA) and protein‐coding (CAD, TPI and PGD) genes, and the results support both novel and traditional arrangements. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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2008 journal article

The Muscoidea (Diptera: Calyptratae) are paraphyletic: Evidence from four mitochondrial and four nuclear genes

MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 49(2), 639–652.

By: S. Kutty*, T. Pape*, A. Pont*, B. Wiegmann n & R. Meier*

author keywords: Muscoidea; Calyptratae; Molecular phylogeny; Guide tree
MeSH headings : Animals; DNA, Mitochondrial / genetics; Diptera / classification; Diptera / genetics; Evolution, Molecular; Genes, Insect; Genes, Mitochondrial; Genetic Speciation; Likelihood Functions; Mitochondria / genetics; Phylogeny; Sequence Alignment; Sequence Analysis, DNA
TL;DR: The monophyly of three of the four recognized families in the Muscoidea is confirmed: the Fanniidae, Muscidae, and Scathophagidae, however, the Anthomyiidae are possibly paraphyletic. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2007 journal article

Evolutionary patterns in the antR-Cor gene in the dwarf dogwood complex (Cornus, Cornaceae)

Genetica, 130(1), 19–34.

By: C. Fan n, Q. Xiang n, D. Remington*, M. Purugganan n & B. Wiegmann n

author keywords: Cornus; gene evolution; hybridization; Myc-like anthocyanin regulatory gene; mucleotide polymorphism; polyploid; speciation
MeSH headings : Alaska; Amino Acid Sequence; Base Sequence; British Columbia; Color; Cornus / genetics; Evolution, Molecular; Flowers / genetics; Genes, Plant; Genetic Variation; Idaho; Molecular Sequence Data; Oregon; Phylogeny; Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid; Washington; Yukon Territory
TL;DR: Seven amino acid mutations that are potentially linked to myc-like anthocyanin regulatory gene function correlate with petal colors differences that characterize the divergence between two diploid species and the tetraploids species in this dwarf dogwood complex, providing a working hypothesis for testing the role of the gene in speciation and its link to the petal coloration. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
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2007 journal article

Molecular phylogenetics of the Muscidae (Diptera : Calyptratae): new ideas in a congruence context

INVERTEBRATE SYSTEMATICS, 21(3), 263–278.

By: G. Schuehli*, C. Carvalho* & B. Wiegmann n

author keywords: cytochrome oxidase; CAD; EF-1 alpha; molecular systematics; Muscoidea; nuclear genes
TL;DR: P phylogenetic relationships among 24 species of muscid flies using 2989 characters derived from sequences of mitochondrial (COI and COII) and nuclear genes (CAD and EF-1α) are analysed using maximum parsimony, maximum likelihood, and Bayesian inference. (via Semantic Scholar)
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2007 journal article

Monophyly and phylogenetic relationships of Thereva and therevine genus-groups (Insecta : Diptera : Therevidae) based on EF-1 alpha, 28S rDNA and mitochondrial 16S rDNA sequences

INVERTEBRATE SYSTEMATICS, 21(3), 279–296.

By: K. Holston*, M. Irwin* & B. Wiegmann n

TL;DR: Results from these analyses underscore the importance of male and female genitalia characters in recognising monophyletic groups and regional endemism in therevine diversification. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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2007 journal article

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

MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 42(3), 756–775.

By: S. Scheffer*, I. Winkler* & B. Wiegmann n

author keywords: phytophagy; Acalypterate; Opomyzoidea; host-use evolution; endophagy
MeSH headings : Animals; Diptera / genetics; Diptera / physiology; Evolution, Molecular; Feeding Behavior / physiology; Genes, Insect; Host-Parasite Interactions / genetics; Phylogeny; Plant Leaves / parasitology; Sequence Analysis, DNA
TL;DR: The phylogenetic relationships among genera within the Agromyzidae are investigated 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 to identify monophyletic and polyphyletic genera. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
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2007 review

Phylogeny and Bayesian divergence time estimations of small-headed flies (Diptera : Acroceridae) using multiple molecular markers

[Review of ]. MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 43(3), 808–832.

By: S. Winterton n, B. Wiegmann n & E. Schlinger

author keywords: parasitoid; diptera; phylogeny; Bayesian; spider; divergence times
MeSH headings : Animals; Carbamoyl-Phosphate Synthase (Ammonia) / genetics; Diptera / classification; Diptera / genetics; Electron Transport Complex IV / genetics; Evolution, Molecular; Molecular Sequence Data; Nucleic Acid Conformation; Phylogeny; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / chemistry; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; RNA, Ribosomal, 28S / chemistry; RNA, Ribosomal, 28S / genetics; Sequence Analysis, DNA
TL;DR: These estimates indicate Acroceridae likely evolved during the late Triassic but did not diversify greatly until the Cretaceous, and support emerging morphological evidence that the type genus Acrocersa Meigen are atypical acrocerids. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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2007 review

Phylogeny and systematics of Diptera: Two decades of progress and prospects

[Review of ]. Zootaxa, (1668), 565–590.

By: D. Yeates, B. Wiegmann, G. Courtney, R. Meier, C. Lambkin & T. Pape

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2007 journal article

The phylogenetic relationships of flies in the superfamily Empidoidea (Insecta : Diptera)

MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 43(3), 701–713.

By: J. Moulton* & B. Wiegmann n

author keywords: diptera; dance fly; phylogeny; systematics; DNA; protein
MeSH headings : Animals; Carbamoyl-Phosphate Synthase (Ammonia) / genetics; Diptera / classification; Diptera / genetics; Evolution, Molecular; Molecular Sequence Data; Phylogeny; RNA, Ribosomal, 28S / genetics; Sequence Analysis, DNA
TL;DR: A molecular phylogenetic study of the Empidoidea, a diverse group of 10,000 species of true flies, to reconstruct a taxonomically complete and robustly supported phylogeny for the group and to use this information to assess several competing classifications for the clade. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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2007 journal article

The phylogeny and evolution of host choice in the Hippoboscoidea (Diptera) as reconstructed using four molecular markers

MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 45(1), 111–122.

By: F. Petersen*, R. Meier*, S. Kutty* & B. Wiegmann n

author keywords: Hippoboscoidea; wing loss; Ectoparasitism; evolution; phylogeny; CAD
MeSH headings : Animals; Aspartate Carbamoyltransferase / analysis; Aspartate Carbamoyltransferase / genetics; Biomarkers / analysis; Carbamoyl-Phosphate Synthase (Glutamine-Hydrolyzing) / analysis; Carbamoyl-Phosphate Synthase (Glutamine-Hydrolyzing) / genetics; Dihydroorotase / analysis; Dihydroorotase / genetics; Diptera / classification; Diptera / genetics; Electron Transport Complex IV / analysis; Electron Transport Complex IV / genetics; Evolution, Molecular; Phylogeny; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / analysis; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; RNA, Ribosomal, 28S / analysis; RNA, Ribosomal, 28S / genetics; Sequence Analysis, DNA
TL;DR: The cladogram is consistent with a gradual reduction in the motility of the deposited final instar larvae from active burrowing in the soil to true pupiparity where adult females glue the puparium within the confines of bat roosts. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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2006 article

Evocoidae (Diptera : Asiloidea), a new family name for Ocoidae, based on Evocoa, a replacement name for the Chilean genus Ocoa Yeates, Irwin, and Wiegmann 2003 (vol 31, pg 373, 2006)

Yeates, D. K., Irwin, M. E., & Wiegmann, B. M. (2006, April). SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY, Vol. 31, pp. 373–373.

By: D. Yeates*, M. Irwin* & B. Wiegmann n

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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2005 journal article

Phylogenetic analysis of Themira (Sepsidae : Diptera): sensitivity analysis, alignment, and indel treatment in a multigene study

CLADISTICS, 21(3), 258–271.

By: T. Laamanen, R. Meier*, M. Miller*, A. Hille* & B. Wiegmann n

TL;DR: An extensive analysis of a five‐gene data set for Themira reveals that even with different ways of partitioning the data, measures of topological congruence, character incongruence, and phylogenetic structure favor similar weighting regimes involving the down‐weighting of transitions. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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2004 journal article

Evolution and phylogenetic utility of CAD (rudimentary) among Mesozoic-aged Eremoneuran Diptera (Insecta)

MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 31(1), 363–378.

By: J. Moulton* & B. Wiegmann n

author keywords: Diptera; phylogeny; taxonomy; marker; genomic
MeSH headings : Animals; Base Composition; Carbon-Nitrogen Ligases / genetics; DNA, Ribosomal; Diptera / genetics; Diptera / physiology; Evolution, Molecular; Genetic Variation; Heterozygote; Insect Proteins / genetics; Introns; Molecular Sequence Data; Phylogeny; Protein Structure, Tertiary
TL;DR: Nearly the entire carbomoylphosphate synthase (CPS) domain of CAD is sequenced from 29 species of flies representing all major clades within Eremoneura, or higher flies, and several orthorrhaphous brachyceran outgroups, and exhibits considerable phylogenetic utility. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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2004 journal article

Heterogeneous evolution of the Myc-like Anthocyanin regulatory gene and its phylogenetic utility in Cornus L. (Cornaceae)

MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 33(3), 580–594.

By: C. Fan n, M. Purugganan n, D. Thomas n, B. Wiegmann n & Q. Xiang n

author keywords: Cornus; heterogeneous evolution; myc-like anthocyanin regulatory gene; phylogenetics; positive selection
MeSH headings : Anthocyanins / genetics; Cloning, Molecular; Cornus / genetics; DNA Primers / genetics; Databases as Topic; Evolution, Molecular; Gene Deletion; Genes, Plant; Genes, myc; Models, Genetic; Mutation; Phylogeny; Polymerase Chain Reaction
TL;DR: Phylogenetic analyses demonstrate that the myc-like anthocyanin regulatory gene has potential as an informative phylogenetic marker at different taxonomic levels, depending on the data set considered (DNA or protein sequences) and regions applied (exons or introns). (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
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2004 journal article

Phylogenetic analysis of the genus Thricops Rondani (Diptera : Muscidae) based on molecular and morphological characters

SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY, 29(3), 395–414.

By: J. Savage*, T. Wheeler* & B. Wiegmann n

TL;DR: Results from both individual and combined analyses of the smaller taxon sets provided support for the monophyly of Thricops and a complete division of the genus into two monophyletic subgroups. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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2004 journal article

Regarding the taxonomic status of Ophyra Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Muscidae): A molecular approach

Zootaxa, (712), 12-.

By: G. Schuehli, C. De Carvalho & B. Wiegmann

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2004 journal article

Treehopper trees: phylogeny of Membracidae (Hemiptera : Cicadomorpha : Membracoidea) based on molecules and morphology

SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY, 29(4), 441–454.

By: . Cryan*, B. Wiegmann n, L. Deitz n, C. Dietrich & M. Whiting*

TL;DR: The results of the combined data analyses grouped membracids into two well‐supported lineages, consistent with the following hypotheses: (1) the posterior pronotal process was derived and lost multiple times during the evolution of Membracidae; (3) maternal care evolved independently multiple times and may or may not have been preceded by the acquisition of ant mutualism. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
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2003 journal article

Ocoidae, a new family of asiloid flies (Diptera : Brachycera : Asiloidea), based on Ocoa chilensis gen. and sp.n. from Chile, South America

SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY, 28(4), 417–431.

By: D. Yeates*, M. Irwin* & B. Wiegmann n

TL;DR: Molecular evidence from 28S rDNA provides further support for the monophyly of the therevoid group of families, and suggests that Ocoidae belongs within this clade, in agreement with the morphological data. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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2003 journal article

Time flies, a new molecular time-scale for brachyceran fly evolution without a clock

Systematic Biology, 52(6), 745–756.

By: B. Wiegmann, D. Yeates, J. Thorne & H. Kishino

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2002 journal article

A phylogenetic analysis of Coelopidae (Diptera) based on morphological and DNA sequence data

MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 25(3), 393–407.

By: R. Meier* & B. Wiegmann n

MeSH headings : Animals; Biological Evolution; DNA, Ribosomal / classification; Diptera / classification; Diptera / genetics; Ecology; Female; Male; Phylogeny; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Statistics as Topic
TL;DR: The phylogenetic relationships of 22 species of Coelopidae are reconstructed based on a data matrix consisting of morphological and DNA sequence characters (16S rDNA, EF-1alpha) and it is revealed that the critical clades rendering these taxa non-monophyletic are poorly supported. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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2002 journal article

Combined molecular and morphological evidence on the phylogeny of the earliest lepidopteran lineages

ZOOLOGICA SCRIPTA, 31(1), 67–81.

By: B. Wiegmann*, J. Regier & C. Mitter

TL;DR: Combination of the 18S rDNA data with published morphological ground‐plan scorings improves overall support for the morphology‐based hypothesis for basal glossatans, but phylogenetic resolution among published alternatives for the basal Heteroneura remains a major question for lepidopteran systematics. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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2002 journal article

Evolution and phylogenetic information content of the ribosomal DNA repeat unit in the Blattodea (Insecta)

INSECT BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 32(9), 951–960.

By: D. Mukha, B. Wiegmann n & C. Schal n

author keywords: phylogenetic analysis; 28S ribosomal DNA; ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 1 and 2; blattodea
MeSH headings : Animals; Cockroaches / classification; Cockroaches / genetics; DNA, Ribosomal / analysis; Evolution, Molecular; Genetic Variation; Nucleic Acid Conformation; Phylogeny; RNA, Ribosomal, 28S / chemistry; Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid; Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid
TL;DR: The results support the idea that rDNA internal transcribed spacers play an important role in the stability and function of the rRNA cluster. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
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2002 journal article

Phylogenetic relationships and placement of the Empidoidea (Diptera : Brachycera) based on 28S rDNA and EF-1 alpha sequence

INSECT SYSTEMATICS & EVOLUTION, 33(4), 421–444.

By: K. Collins* & B. Wiegmann n

TL;DR: A molecular phylogenetic analysis using nucleotide sequences collected from 28S ribosomal DNA (rDNA) and elongation factor-1α (EF-1 α) genes supports the monophyly of both Empidoidea and Cyclorrhapha (including Opetia), as well as their sister-group relationship. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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2002 journal article

Phylogenetic relationships of the lower Cyclorrhapha (Diptera : Brachycera) based on 28S rDNA sequences

INSECT SYSTEMATICS & EVOLUTION, 33(4), 445–456.

By: K. Collins n & B. Wiegmann*

TL;DR: Phylogenetic analysis of a 2.7-kb fragment of 28S rDNA for taxa representing all lower cyclorrhaphan families, four schizophoran families, and seven empidoid out-group taxa strongly supports a monophyletic Cyclorrhapha (including the enigmatic taxon Opetia nigra), and recovers the monophyly of Syrphoidea (Syrphidae + Pipunculidae + Schizophora). (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
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2001 journal article

Phylogenetic revision of Agapophytinae subf.n. (Diptera : Therevidae) based on molecular and morphological evidence

SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY, 26(2), 173–211.

By: S. Winterton n, L. Yang n, B. Wiegmann n & D. Yeates*

TL;DR: A synergistic interaction between incongruent data partitions indicates a common phylogenetic signal in both partitions, and suggests that criteria for partition combination based solely on incONGruence may be misleading. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2000 journal article

Analysis of intraspecies polymorphism in the ribosomal DNA cluster of the cockroach Blattella germanica

INSECT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 9(2), 217–222.

By: D. Mukha, A. Sidorenko, . Lazebnaya*, B. Wiegmann n & C. Schal n

author keywords: Blattella; ribosomal DNA structure; polymorphism
MeSH headings : Animals; Base Sequence; Blattellidae / genetics; DNA, Ribosomal / genetics; Deoxyribonuclease HindIII / metabolism; Molecular Sequence Data; Multigene Family; Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length; Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid; Species Specificity
TL;DR: HindIII restriction digests of the rDNA repeat unit of the German cockroach, Blattella germanica, reveal significant intraspecies sequence polymorphism, which will be a valuable tool for measuring population‐level parameters within and between natural cockroach populations. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2000 journal article

Genetic variation in the Myzus persicae complex (Homoptera : Aphididae): Evidence for a single species

ANNALS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 93(1), 31–46.

By: K. Clements n, B. Wiegmann n, C. Sorenson n, C. Smith n, P. Neese n & R. Roe*

author keywords: Myzus nicotianae; Myzus persicae; cytochrome oxidase II; elongation factor-1 alpha (EF-1 alpha)
TL;DR: Results strongly suggest the synonymy of M. persicae and M. nicotianae, previously classified as a single species, is still valid. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2000 journal article

Genetic, biochemical, and behavioral uniformity among populations of Myzus nicotianae and Myzus persicae

ENTOMOLOGIA EXPERIMENTALIS ET APPLICATA, 95(3), 269–281.

By: K. Clements n, C. Sorenson n, B. Wiegmann n, P. Neese n & R. Roe n

author keywords: green peach aphid; cuticular hydrocarbons; Myzus nicotianae; Myzus persicae; RAPD-PCR; tobacco; tobacco aphid; Homoptera; Aphididae
TL;DR: Results add to a growing body of evidence suggesting M. nicotianae and M. persicae are conspecific, and with the exception of their responses to a choice between lettuce and collards, the host preference behavior of a green peach aphid population, a red tobacco aphidpopulation, and a green tobacco Aphid population was indistinguishable in host preference experiments. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2000 journal article

Higher-level phylogeny of the Therevidae (Diptera : Insecta) based on 28S ribosomal and elongation factor-1 alpha gene sequences

MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 15(3), 440–451.

By: L. Yang n, B. Wiegmann n, D. Yeates* & M. Irwin*

author keywords: Therevidae; stiletto fly; elongation factor-1 alpha; 28S ribosomal DNA; phylogeny; Diptera
MeSH headings : Animals; Diptera / classification; Diptera / genetics; Evolution, Molecular; Genetic Variation; Peptide Elongation Factor 1 / genetics; Phylogeny; RNA, Ribosomal, 28S / genetics; Sequence Analysis, DNA
TL;DR: Molecular data strongly support the monophyly of Therevidae, excluding Apsilocephala, and the division of therevids into two main clades corresponding to a previous classification of the family into the subfamilies Phycinae and Therevinae. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2000 journal article

Molecular phylogenetics of the holly leaf miners (Diptera : Agromyzidae : Phytomyza): Species limits, speciation, and dietary specialization

MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 17(2), 244–255.

By: S. Scheffer* & B. Wiegmann n

MeSH headings : Animals; DNA, Mitochondrial / chemistry; DNA, Mitochondrial / genetics; Diptera / classification; Diptera / genetics; Electron Transport Complex IV / genetics; Evolution, Molecular; Female; Host-Parasite Interactions; Male; Molecular Sequence Data; Phylogeny; Plant Leaves / parasitology; Plants / parasitology; Protein Subunits; RNA, Transfer, Leu / genetics; Species Specificity
TL;DR: Optimization of variable ecological and morphological characters onto the most parsimonious phylogeny suggests that these traits are evolutionarily labile, requiring multiple instances of convergence and/or reversal to explain their evolutionary history. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2000 journal article

Monophyly and relationships of the Tabanomorpha (Diptera : Brachycera) based on 28S ribosomal gene sequences

ANNALS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 93(5), 1031–1038.

By: B. Wiegmann n, S. Tsaur*, D. Webb*, D. Yeates* & B. Cassel n

author keywords: Tabanomorpha; Tabanidae; phylogeny; 28S ribosomal DNA; molecular systematics
TL;DR: The results contradict several published hypotheses that associate Vermileonidae with asiloid or eremoneuran taxa remote from the Tabanomorpha, and corroborate several recent phylogenetic hypotheses based on comparative morphology. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2000 review

Nuclear genes resolve Mesozoic-aged divergences in the insect order Lepidoptera

[Review of ]. MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 15(2), 242–259.

By: B. Wiegmann n, C. Mitter*, J. Regier*, T. Friedlander*, D. Wagner* & E. Nielsen*

MeSH headings : Animals; DNA, Ribosomal / genetics; Lepidoptera / classification; Lepidoptera / genetics; Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxykinase (ATP) / genetics; Phylogeny; RNA, Ribosomal, 18S / genetics; Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid; Species Specificity
TL;DR: The 18S ribosomal RNA gene is tested for reconstructing Mesozoic-aged divergences within the insect order Lepidoptera and its ability when combined with a second, previously analyzed nuclear gene (phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase, PEPCK) to strongly resolve these relationships is tested. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2000 journal article

Phylogeny of the treehoppers (Insecta : Hemiptera : Membracidae): Evidence from two nuclear genes

MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 17(2), 317–334.

By: . Cryan n, B. Wiegmann n, L. Deitz n & C. Dietrich*

author keywords: Membracoidea; Membracidae; treehoppers; molecular phylogenetics; elongation factor-1 alpha; 28S ribosomal DNA; combined data analysis; biogeography
MeSH headings : Animals; DNA / chemistry; DNA / genetics; Genetic Variation; Hemiptera / classification; Hemiptera / genetics; Molecular Sequence Data; Peptide Elongation Factor 1 / genetics; Phylogeny; RNA, Ribosomal, 28S / genetics; Sequence Analysis, DNA
TL;DR: Preliminary phylogenetic results suggest that morphology-based classifications of the Membracidae need to be reevaluated in light of emerging molecular evidence. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

1999 journal article

Genetic variation in Beauveria bassiana populations associated with the darkling beetle, Alphitobius diaperinus

JOURNAL OF INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY, 73(3), 269–275.

By: L. Castrillo n, B. Wiegmann n & W. Brooks n

author keywords: Alphitobius diaperinus; Beauveria bassiana; darkling beetles; genetic variation; RAPD
MeSH headings : Animals; Botrytis / classification; Botrytis / genetics; Coleoptera / microbiology; Genetic Variation
TL;DR: Assessment of genetic variation within and among populations of Beauveria bassiana associated with the darkling beetle, Alphitobius diaperinus, using RAPD markers found variation present within populations was evident not only in the separation of each strain as a distinct multiband phenotype but also in the separates of strains within a population into separate clusters. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

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