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dc.contributor.authorTengecho, C. B.
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-26T12:44:02Z
dc.date.available2014-05-26T12:44:02Z
dc.date.issued1998-03
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Tropical Insect Science / Volume 18 / Issue 01 / March 1998, pp 67-76en_US
dc.identifier.issn1742-7584
dc.identifier.other1742-7592
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/9631
dc.descriptionDOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1742758400007487en_US
dc.description.abstractAgromyzidae populations occurring in legumes in Kenya were tested for speciation at host-type level and at the species level using discriminant analysis. Measurements were taken of various morphological characters of five populations of Chromatomyia horticola from five host plants and of seven male and female agromyzid species. The ratio of the proximal to the distal part of the wing vein, (M3+4) provided the best discrimination for five host populations of C. horticola; the species was separated into two distinct groups by this character. Females of Ophiomyia spencerella and O. phaseoli were distinct. However, overlap existed in male O. spencerella, O. phaseoli and C. horticola. In addition, there was overlap in female O. phaseoli, Tropicomyia vigneae and Liriomyza trifolii. The best discrimination in the male populations was obtained using the ratio of the proximal to the distal part of wing vein (M3+4). In the female populations, the best discriminating character was hind tibia length.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.subjectmorphometricsen_US
dc.subjectdiscriminant analysisen_US
dc.subjectlegumesen_US
dc.subjectAgromyzidaeen_US
dc.titleSeparation of Agromyzidae species and populations associated with legumes using discriminant analysisen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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