Species Boundaries in selected Afrotropical hover fly genera

Category: 
Pilot project
Acronym: 
SPEBAS
Coordinator: 
Kurt Jordaens (RMCA)
JEMU partner: 
JEMU team
Project summary: 
The objectives of this projects are: 1) delimit species boundaries in selected hover fly genera using mitogenomics (whole mitochondrial genomes), 2) resolve the phylogenetic relationships within these genera 3) perform cladistic analysis and evaluate the evolutionary trajectory of morphological characters 4) re-describe (new) species from the Afrotropics
Collaborations: 
Alfried Vogler, Imperial College London, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Life Sciences (Silwood Park), London, United Kingdom Jeroen van Steenis, Hof der Toekomst 48, 3823 HX Amersfoort, The Netherlands.
Lab work progress: 
In progress
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