Barcodes for two winged insects: a support project for barcoding of Diptera of medical, veterinary, agricultural and biodiversity concern

Category: 
Flagship project
Acronym: 
BC42W
Coordinator: 
Marc De Meyer (RMCA)
JEMU partner: 
JEMU team
Starting date: 
1st January 2010
Project status: 
Completed

Project summary: Aim is to provide DNA barcodes for selected taxa as specified in the following subprojects: - Diptera of agricultural importance: DNA barcodes for selected groups within Tephritidae, Cecidomyidae and Anthomyiidae - Diptera of medical importance: DNA barcodes for selected groups within Ceratopogonidae and Culicidae - Diptera in forensic entomology: DNA barcodes for selected groups within the Muscoidea and Oestroidea. - Diptera in biodiversity research: DNA barcodes for selected groups within Syrphidae and Empididae. Read more...
Collaborations: 1) Marc De Meyer, Entomology Section, Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA),
2) Patrick Grootaert, Entomology Department, Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences (RBINS),
3) Wim Van Bortel, Entomology Unit, Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM),
4) Christiane Fassotte, Entomology Laboratory, Dep. of Life Sciences, Plant protection and ecotoxicology Unit, Walloon Center for Agronomic research (CRA-W),
5) Styn Desmyter, National Institute for Criminalistics and Criminology (NICC),
6) Massimiliano Virgilio, Entomology Section, Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA),
Lab work progress: completed
Data analysis: completed

Output:
Peer-reviewed papers

  • Jordaens, K., Sonet, G., Braet, Y., De Meyer, M., Backeljau, T., Goovaerts, F., Bourguignon, L., & Desmyter, S. 2013. DNA barcoding and the differentiation between North American and West European Phormia regina (Diptera: Calliphoridae: Chrysomyinae). Zookeys, in press.
  • Sonet, G., Jordaens, J., Nagy, Z.T., Breman, F.C., De Meyer, M., Backeljau, T. & Virgilio, M. 2013. Ad hoc: an R package to calculate ad hoc distance thresholds for DNA barcoding identification. Zookeys, in press.
  • Sonet, G., Jordaens, K., Braet, Y., Bourguignon, L., Dupont, E., Backeljau, T., De Meyer, M. & Desmyter, S. 2013. Utility of GenBank and the Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) for the identification of forensically important Diptera from Belgium and France. Zookeys, in press.
  • Jordaens, K., Sonet, G., Richet, R., Dupont, E., Braet, Y., & Desmyter, S. 2013. Identification of forensically important Sarcophaga species (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) using the mitochondrial COI gene. International Journal of Legal Medicine 127(2): 491-504. [IF2012: 2.587]
  • Sonet, G., Jordaens, K., Braet, Y. & Desmyter, Stijn. 2012. Why is the molecular identification of the forensically important blowfly species Lucilia caesar and L. illustris (family Calliphoridae) so problematic? Forensic Science International 223: 153:159. [IF2012: 2.301]
  • Virgilio, M., Jordaens, K., Breman, F.C., Backeljau, T., & De Meyer, M. 2012. Identifying Insects with Incomplete DNA Barcode Libraries, African Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) as a Test Case, PLoS ONE 7 (2) p.e31581. [IF 2012: 3.730] Open access to full text (pdf).
  • Virgilio M., Backeljau T., Emeleme R., Juakali J.L. & De Meyer M. 2011. A quantitative comparison of frugivorous tephritids (Diptera: Tephritidae) in tropical forests and rural areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo. – Bulletin of Entomological Research 101: 591-597. [IF 2010: 1.909]
  • Virgilio, M., Backeljau, T., Nevado, B. & De Meyer, M. 2010. Comparative performance of DNA barcoding across insect orders. – BMC Bioinformatics 11: 206. [IF 2010: 3.028]
  • Virgilio, M., Delatte, H., Backeljau, T. & De Meyer, M. 2010. Macrogeographic population structuring in the cosmopolitan agricultural pest Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera, Tephritidae). – Molecular Ecology 19: 2713-2724. [IF 2010: 6.457]

Abstracts of conferences

Identification of forensically important Diptera from Belgium and France using the Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) and GenBank

Sonet, G., Jordaens, K., Braet, Y., Bourguignon, L., Dupont, E., Backeljau, T., De Meyer, M. & Desmyter, S.

Fifth International Barcode of Life Conference, Kunming, China, 27-31 October 2013. Volume of abstracts, p 113

DNA barcoding and molecular differentiation of West European and North American Phormia regina (Diptera; Calliphoridae)

Jordaens, K., Sonet, G., Braet, Y., Bourguignon, L., Goovaerts, F., Backeljau, T., De Meyer, M. & Desmyter, S.

Fifth International Barcode of Life Conference, Kunming, China, 27-31 October 2013, Volume of abstracts, p. 212.

Automating the calculation of the ad hoc distance thresholds for DNA barcoding identification using two R functions

Sonet, G., Jordaens, J., Nagy, Z.T., Breman, F.C., De Meyer, M., Backeljau, T. & Virgilio, M.

Fifth International Barcode of Life Conference, Kunming, China, 27-31 October 2013. Volume of abstracts, p. 174.

A first step in DNA barcoding hybotid flies (Diptera, Empidoidea)

Nagy, Z.T., Sonet, G., Mortelmans, J., Vandewynkel, C. & Grootaert, P.

Fifth International Barcode of Life Conference, Kunming, China, 27-31 October 2013. Volume of abstracts, p. 214.

Towards a molecular reference database for the identification of forensically important Sarcophaga species (Diptera: Sarcophagidae)

Jordaens, K., Sonet, G., Richet, R., Dupont, E., Braet, Y. & Desmyter, S. 

Program and abstracts book of the Third European Conference for the Barcode of Life, (17 - 20 Sept 2012, Brussels, Belgium (poster nr. 3, p. 33)

Poster Sonet Ecbol32012Molecular identification of the forensically important greenbottle fly species Lucilia caesar and L. illustris (family Calliphoridae)

Sonet, G., Jordaens, K., Braet, Y., & Desmyter, S.

Program and abstracts book of the Third European Conference for the Barcode of Life, (17 - 20 Sept 2012, Brussels, Belgium (poster nr. 4, p. 66).

Using DNA barcodes for assessing diversity of dance flies (Diptera: Empidoidea) and as a basis for phylogenetic research

Mortelmans, J., Nagy, Z. T., Sonet, G. & Grootaert, P.

Program and abstracts book of the Third European Conference for the Barcode of Life, (17 - 20 Sept 2012, Brussels, Belgium (poster nr. 11, p. 46).

Species identification of forensically important flies using DNA barcodingSpecies identification of forensically important flies using DNA barcoding.

Jordaens, K., Sonet, G., Richet, Dupont, E.,, R., Braet, Y., Desmyter, S, (2011),

Abstract book of the 4th International Barcode of Life Conference (28 Nov. - 03 Dec. 2011, Adelaide, Australia).

Turning DNA barcoding into a practical tool for insect identification. African fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) as a model.

Virgilio, M., K. Jordaens, F. Breman, T. Backeljau & M. De Meyer, (2011).

4th International Barcode of Life Conference (Adelaide, Australia).

DNA-based identification of forensically important flesh flies (Diptera: Sarcophagidae).

Jordaens, K., Sonet, G., Richet, R., Braet, Y., Desmyter, S, (2011),

Abstract book of the 7th International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology (21 - 27 Feb, Berlin, Germany).

Poster_BC42W_Rome_2011Turning DNA barcodes into an alternative tool for identification: African fruit flies as a model.

Virgilio, M., K. Jordaens, F. Breman, N. Barr, T. Backeljau & M. De Meyer, (2011).

Sixth Session of the Commision on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM6: Rome, Italy).

Poster_BC42W_Rome_Barr_2011DNA barcoding en de herkenning van invasieve soorten: fruitvliegen als voorbeeld.

Jordaens, K., F. Breman, Z. Nagy, G. Sonet, T. Backeljau & M. De Meyer. 2010. 

INBO studiedag Genetica in natuurbeleid en –beheer (Brussel, Belgium)

Molecular Identification of Ceratitis capitata (Tephritidae) and related fruit flies: Transitioning into the DNA Barcode Era.

Barr, N.B., M.S. Islam, B.A. McPheron & M. De Meyer, (2011).

Sixth Session of the Commision on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM6: Rome, Italy).

DNA barcoding as identification tool in fruit fly interception and surveying activities.

Breman, F., K. Jordaens, M. De Meyer & M. Virgilio. 2010.

8th Int. Symp. Fruit Flies Econ. Importance (Valencia, Spain): 177.

Poster_Barfly_Valencia_2010DNA barcoding as identification tool in fruit fly interception and surveying activities.

Breman, F., K. Jordaens, M. De Meyer & M. Virgilio. 2010.

17th Benelux Congress of Zoology ‘Classic Biology in Modern Times’ (Gent, Belgium): 132.

Macrogeographic population structuring in the cosmopolitan agricultural pest Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae).

Virgilio, M., H. Delatte, T. Backeljau & M. De Meyer. 2010.

8th Int. Symp. Fruit Flies Econ. Importance (Valencia, Spain): 70.

Poster_Barfly_Valencia_2010In and out of Africa: invasion history of fruit flies on the African mainland (Diptera, Tephritidae).

De Meyer, M., S. Ekesi, M. Virgilio, F. Khamis, M. Mwatawala & A. Malacrida. 2010.

8th Int. Symp. Fruit Flies Econ. Importance (Valencia, Spain): 4

 

Short notes for the general public
De Meyer, M. 2010. Des essais de code-barres ADN sur les mouches africaines des fruits. La lutte régionale contre les mouches des fruits en Afrique subsaharienne. COLEACP Lettre d’information 2010 2 : 2 (also in English version).

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