GBS_capitata & RAD_FAR
Massimiliano Virgilio (RMCA)
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).
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