Molecular phylogeny of the Simulium jenningsi species-group
Elizabeth Alexander, email@example.com, University of Tennessee, Dept. of Entomology and Plant Pathology, 2431 Joe Johnson Drive, 205 Ellington Plant Sci. Bldg, Knoxville, TN and J. Kevin Moulton, firstname.lastname@example.org, University of Tennessee, Entomology & Plant Pathology, 2431 Joe Johnson Drive, Room 205 Ellington Plant Sciences Bldg, Knoxville, TN.
The Simulium jenningsi species-group (Diptera:Simuliidae) is currently represented by 22 species of black flies that inhabit eastern North America. A phylogenetic analysis was conducted using DNA fingerprints from nuclear and mitochondrial genes. Although the mitochondrial data were relatively unsuccessful at resolving relationships within the group, nuclear sequences provided more informative data and performed better. However, many relationships between members of the group remain to be clearly understood.
Species 1: Diptera Simuliidae Simuliumjenningsi (black fly)