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1 April 2003 SPIDER PREDATION: SPECIES-SPECIFIC IDENTIFICATION OF GUT CONTENTS BY POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION
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We extend detection of arthropod predator gut contents by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), heretofore restricted to insect predators, to spiders. Single individuals of the corn lead aphid, Rhopalosiphum maidis, were detected in the guts of spiderlings of Oxyopes salticus up to 12 h after feeding; individuals of the congeneric bird cherry oat aphid, R. padi, were not detected. Unfed O. salticus and Misumenops sp. were also negative.

Matthew H. Greenstone and Kevin A. Shufran "SPIDER PREDATION: SPECIES-SPECIFIC IDENTIFICATION OF GUT CONTENTS BY POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION," The Journal of Arachnology 31(1), 131-134, (1 April 2003). https://doi.org/10.1636/0161-8202(2003)031[0131:SPSIOG]2.0.CO;2
Received: 13 September 2001; Published: 1 April 2003
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