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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Molecular Evidence of Cryptic Species Within Polyphagous Liriomyza Leafminers

Author
item Scheffer, Sonja

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: November 14, 2004
Publication Date: November 14, 2004
Citation: Scheffer, S.J. Molecular evidence of cryptic species within polyphagous liriomyza leafminers. Meeting Abstract. 1:11/14/2004:Salt Lake City, ESA, Symposium.

Technical Abstract: Liriomyza leafminers are notorious pests of vegetable and flower crops in the US and around the world. Recent investigations using mitochondrial sequence data have found that the three most damaging polyphagous Liriomyza pests are comprised of highly diverged mitochondrial clades suggestive of cryptic species. Evidence from nuclear genes for cryptic species within polyphagous Liriomyza pests will be presented and discussed.

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