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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: IMPROVEMENT OF PEST RESISTANCE AND QUALITY TRAITS OF SOYBEAN

Location: Corn, Soybean and Wheat Quality Research

Title: Cross-Species Amplification and Polymorphism of Microsatellite Loci in the Soybean Aphid, Aphis glycines)

Author
item Michel, Andrew
item Zhang, Wei
item Jung, Jin Kyo
item Kang, Sung-taeg
item Mian, Rouf

Submitted to: Journal of Economic Entomology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/10/2009
Publication Date: 6/9/2009
Publication URL: hdl.handle.net/10113/30448
Citation: Michel, A.P., Zhang, W., Jung, J., Kang, S., Mian, R.M. 2009. Cross-Species Amplification and Polymorphism of Microsatellite Loci in the Soybean Aphid, Aphis glycines. Journal of Economic Entomology. 102:1389-1392.

Interpretive Summary: Soybean aphid has become the most important insect pest of soybean in North America in recent years. Multiple biotypes of soybean aphids have been identified in USA. Molecular resources to differentiate among soybean aphid populations and biotypes are currently not available. We tested the utility of 18 previously characterized Aphis spp. microsatellite loci for polymorphism and differentiation among populations of soybean aphids, Aphis glycines. Loci were chosen from a closely related species (Aphis gossypii) and a more distantly related species (Aphis fabae). We found 11 loci to be polymorphic among Korean and North American populations. These loci will be valuable in characterizing population differentiation, biotypes, migration and adaptation of soybean aphid across geographic locations.

Technical Abstract: We tested the utility of 18 previously characterized Aphis spp. microsatellite loci for polymorphism and differentiation among populations of the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines. Loci were chosen from a closely related species (Aphis gossypii) and a more distantly related species (Aphis fabae). We found 11 loci to be polymorphic among Korean and North American populations. Overall expected heterozygosity was moderate (average, 0.48; range: 0-0.67). These loci will be valuable in characterizing population differentiation, migration and adaptation in an economically important pest of soybeans.

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