Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Bactrocera tryoni
Public Records: 15
Specimens with Barcodes: 23
Species With Barcodes: 1
Barcode data: Bactrocera tryoni
There are 3 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank. Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species. See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.
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Adult flies are about 5 to 8mm in length in adult stage. Their larvae hatch in various fruit species, causing significant damage to crops.
The fly has been the subject of extensive control regimes including a Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone where it is forbidden to take fruit, and post-harvest dipping of fruit in dimethoate and fenthion. As of October 2011, the use of these chemicals was under review by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), with dimethoate suspended from use. In May 2012, the fly was found in Auckland, posing a risk to agriculture and leading to a quarantine.
The white locus
- Tri-state fruit fly program website
- Chemical review: dimethoate on APVMA website
- Chapman, Kate; Robinson, Victoria. "Fly breach blamed on relaxed security". stuff.co.nz. Fairfax Media. http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/6907960/Fly-breach-blamed-on-relaxed-security. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
- Gomulski, L. M., Pitts, R. J., Costa, S., Saccone, G., Torti, C., Polito, L. C., Gasperi, G., Malacrida, A. R., Kafatos, F. C., Zwiebel, L. J. Genomic Organization and Characterization of the white Locus of the Mediterranean Fruitfly, Ceratitis capitata Genetics 2001 157: 1245-1255 Full text
- Courtice, A. C. (2006). Of Peaches and Maggots, The Story of Queensland Fruit Fly. Published by Hillside Books.