Testing NGS applications: Population genomics of Ceratitis capitata and phylogenomics of a fruitfly species complex

Category: 
Pilot project
Acronym: 
GBS_capitata & RAD_FAR
Coordinator: 
Massimiliano Virgilio (RMCA)
JEMU partner: 
JEMU team
Project summary: 
This is a pilot project aiming at: (a) exploring and comparing two next-generation-sequencing (NGS) protocols based on a reduced representation of the genomes: genotype-by-sequencing (GBS) and restriction site associated DNA (RAD). The two techniques will be applied to study: (1) the population genomics of Ceratitis capitata and (2) the phylogenomics and molecular taxonomy of the so called "FAR" species complex Ceratitis fasciventris, C. anonae and C. rosa (Diptera: Tephritidae).
Collaborations: 
Raul A. Ruiz, Norman Barr, Scott M. Geib, APHIS-USDA (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service); ARS-USDA (Agricultural Research Service), United States Dept. of Agriculture; Virginie Winant, AGORA-MOLCOL project, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium.
Lab work progress: 
Completed: library prepared and NGS run performed
Data analysis: 
In progress
Starting date: 
2014
Project status: 
In progress
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith