An Electrophoretic Analysis of Rhagoletis (Diptera: Tephritidae) Phylogeny

Stewart H. Berlocher, Guy L. Bush, Guy L. Bush

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An electrophoretic analysis of Rhagoletis (Diptera: Tephritidae) phylogeny. Syst. Zool., 31: 136–155.—Electrophoretic analysis of Rhagoletis (Diptera: Tephritidae) has been performed to gain insight into phylogenetic relationships in the genus, and to determine whether Rhagoletis species have cospeciated with their host plants. The electrophoretic phylogeny differs from both the conventional classification and the assumed phylogeny of the host plants. Most of the changes suggested in the conventional classification are compatible with morphological data. The differences in the phylogenies of Rhagoletis and its host plants are not, however, likely to be resolved by further systematic analysis of the host plants. In addition to these topics, we also discuss the electrophoretic phylogeny with respect to the biogeography of the genus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-151
Number of pages16
JournalSystematic biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1982


  • Coevolution
  • Electrophoresis
  • Genetic distance
  • Phylogeny
  • Rhagoletis
  • Tephritidae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics


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