Submitted to: International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop Abstracts & Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 7, 2006
Publication Date: March 30, 2006
Citation: Morton, P.K., Crane, C.F., Schemerhorn, B.J. 2006. Population Structure of Hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor (Say), in the Southeastern United States. International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop Abstracts & Proceedings. p. 34. Technical Abstract: Hessian fly is a wheat crop pest in the United States creating millions of dollars of crop losses each year. Knowledge of the population structure is important for monitoring the effects of any insect targeted control strategy, as well as the spread of virulence to deployed resistance genes in wheat for Mayetiola destructor. Population structure of this insect remains poorly understood. Microsatellite markers were used to identify population dynamics of the Hessian fly in the Southeastern United States. Levels of variation within populations and population subdivision help define population structure which reveals possible implications for this region.