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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGICALLY-BASED TECHNOLOGIES FOR MANAGEMENT OF CROP INSECT PESTS IN LOCAL AND AREA-WIDE PROGRAMS Title: Cytochrome C Oxidase Sequence Data Distinguish a Thelytokous Subpopulation of Odontosema Anastrephae from a Morphologically Identical Arrenotokous Subpopulation

item Copeland, Claudia
item Hoy, Marjorie - DEPT. OF ENT., UNIV OF FL
item Jeyaprakash, A - DEPT. OF ENT., UNIV OF FL
item Aluja, Martin - INST. DE ECOLOGIA, MEXICO
item Sivinski, John

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 15, 2006
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: A thelytokous subpopulation of Odontosema anastrephae was collected from Vera Cruz State, Mexico, and compared to an arrenotokous subpopulation of O. anastrephae. The two subpopulations were unable to be distinguished on the basis of morphology. Mitochondrial sequence analysis, however, revealed that they could be distinguished by their Cytochrome C Oxidase, subunit I (COI) sequences. Comparison with COI sequences of other wasps of the Figitidae suggested that these two morphologically identical subpopulations may be separate species.

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