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Phylogeny of flat-footed flies (Diptera, Platypezidae) based on mitochondrial gene analyses


TKOČ Michal VAŇHARA Jaromír TÓTHOVÁ Andrea

Year of publication 2010
Type Conference abstract
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Faculty of Science

Description Platypezidae are a small brachycerous family of forest-dwelling flies which develop in fungi, mostly in typical mushrooms sporocarps. Immature stages are only known for a part of the species; although recently more detailed information on genus Callomyia and its association also with mycelium infested rotten wood became known. The current phylogeny of the family is based on earlier morphological cladistic studies with Opetiidae as the putative sister family of Platypezidae. In this study we focused on the intrafamiliar relationships of Platypezidae using Opetia as an outgroup. Based on a multigene analysis (20 spp., 2696 bp, 4 mitochondrial markers), we tried to reconstruct the relationships within the family using representatives of all major West Palaearctic genera. This study was supported by the grant of the Ministry of Education of CR No. MSM 0021622416.
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