[Syrphidae] Re: Syrphidae Digest, Vol 1 #110 - 1 msg

Martin Nickol mnickol@bot.uni-kiel.de
Mon, 17 Sep 2001 09:57:14 +0200 (MET DST)

I feel there might be a slight ironically touch.


Dr. Martin Nickol
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At 12:00 15.09.01 +0100, you wrote:
>Today's Topics:
>  1. Flies are not insects but are the sisters to barnacles (christian
>Message: 1
>Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 07:48:14 -0400
>From: "christian thompson" <cthompson@sel.barc.usda.gov>
>To: vcsilva@assis.unesp.br,rileynelson@byu.edu,
>ziegler@dei-eberswalde.de, ZATWAR@EKONOM.AR.WROC.PL,
>tadovit@mail.rcom.ru, shimarcb@mbox.nc.kyushu-u.ac.jp,
>WintertonShaun@netscape.net, syrphidae@nottingham.ac.uk,
>thomas.pape@nrm.se, wheeler@nrs.mcgill.ca,
>VMichelsen@zmuc.ku.dk, zoo@zoo.nsk.su
>Subject: [Syrphidae] Flies are not insects but are the sisters to barnacles
>Hey, folks, we always knew that flies were unique among the insects, but=
>Ward Wheeler et alia prove it. Flies are really crustacea, the terrestrial
>barnacles! Isn't cladistics wonderful, especially total evidence.
>See this weeks NATURE for the best answer ever to Arthropod phylogeny based
>on eight molecular loci and morphology (Nature, 13 Sept, vol. 143:=
>The study was based on the "principle of total evidence"=20
>To quote:
>"The shortest cladogram based on the morphology and gene-order data [303
>characters] alone recognize Mandibulata, Crustacea and Hexapoda as well
>supported clades (Bremer support greater than or equal to 6)."
>"Drosophila forms a clade with ... a barnacle, and this clade receives a
>moderately high Bremer support value" [55]
>"To our knowledge, this is the largest data set compiled for such an
>important group of animals and was analysed using unique cluster computer
>technology to provide a comprehensive hypothesis of arthropod=
>Both quality and quantity of data were optimized to create precise and
>robust hypotheses."
>F. Christian Thompson
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>Smithsonian Institution
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