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昆蟲分類研究室

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Current interest:

 

I am interested to work on whitefly taxonomy of different geographical regions and record their bio-control agents. For which, I am looking forward for international joint program. My publications are on their way and will take some time to appear and give me recognition. Therefore, I am requesting to give me an opportunity to work now and in future. My visit to your lab will help improving bilateral collaboration and future plan as well as help me in getting the materials world wide. I will be happy if I can study and collect materials from Poland. I am very simple person and hard worker and want to produce some noble work.

With these details I am requesting you to kindly suggest me the work I can do with you and help each other. I am sorry to inform you that in my ongoing project, I do not have fund or any other financial support to meet my expanses to visit your lab. I am interested to work with European whiteflies, please think of it and inform me about how we can meet for future study. The main interests are as follows:

 

I. morphological and molecular studies of whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)

    (粉蝨科昆蟲形態分類學研究)

 

There are 151 genera and 1500 species of whiteflies in the world. We propose to use traditional morphological techniques, ultrastructure, and molecular markers to study the taxonomy of living insects, both in the immature and adult stagess of the life cycle. The quantitative data that we collect will be used to clarify systematic relationships using cladistic analysis. We are placing a higher priority on publishing the findings that result from a combination of morphological and molecular traits. We plan to use these results as the basis for a monograph: Whitefly Fauna of Taiwan. The utilization of materials from loans and exchanges is expected to be of value in publishing the monograph Whitefly Genera of the World. The long-term program will consist of the application of additional techniques to gather more data in understanding the diversity and evolution of whitefly species, and to assess and reconstruct the whitefly phylogenetic tree.

 

II. molecular studies of Bemisia tabaci species complex (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)

     (粉蝨科昆蟲分子分類學研究)

 

Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) is currently believed to be a species complex, with 24 biotypes distributed in tropical and subtropical areas worldwide. In this program, molecular markers are used to study the phylogeny of the B. tacaci species complex. DNA variation is studied to construct a phylogenetic tree, cladistic events and evolutionary processes. In addition, analyzing the origin and divergence of B. tabaci requires knowledge of genetic variation at the population level, genealogy, coalescent theory, and molecular clock theory. Genetic variation is also used to study phylogeography, which looks at biogeographical distribution and geology. Finally, we study population structure and gene flow by analyzing genetic diversity. Based on our investigations, we hope to understand the phylogeny and evolutionary processes of the B. tabaci species complex.