Determination of phylogenetic position of Pipizini (Diptera : Syrphidae): based on molecular biological and morphological data

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2000
Authors:X. Y. Cheng, Lu, J., Huang, C. M., Zhou, H. Z., Dai, Z. H., Zhang, G. X.
Journal:Science in China. Series C. Life Sciences
Keywords:cladistics, molecular systematics, phylogenetic position, phylogeny, rDNA

Based on the sequence analysis of 5.8S subunit and internal transcribed spacers (ITS) of ribosomal RNA gene (rDNA), the molecular phylogenetic tree of representative species of Pipizini and three groups of Syrphidae with different feeding habits (seven species belong to six general was constructed. Meanwhile, the phylogenetic tree of tribes (including Pipizini and other 17 tribes of Syrphidae) was constructed using morphological characteristics of adults and larvae and the number of chromosomes. Both the results show that the relationship between Pipizini and predatory groups is closer than that between Pipizini and saprophagous groups. So it is suggested that Pipizini be transferred from Milesiinae to Syrphinae.

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