The 2005 ESA Annual Meeting and Exhibition
December 15-18, 2005
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Saturday, December 17, 2005 - 7:40 PM

Steps toward a dipteran "Tree of Life"

Brian M. Wiegmann,, North Carolina State University, Department of Entomology, Box 7613, Raleigh, NC

The NSF Assembling the Tree of Life Project for Diptera FLYTREE has completed its second year. Current progress and developing products are summarized. Among the many ongoing projects within FLYTREE, significant progress has been made in phylogenetic data capture for mitochondrial and nuclear genes, and for comparative morphology. Early results in these areas suggest that many previously hypothesized fly lineages are well-supported by multiple lines of evidence. Exciting new findings for the earliest diversification of flies are presented.

Species 1: Diptera Muscidae Musca domestica (house fly)
Keywords: Phylogeny, Systematics