Translator Disclaimer
1 April 2013 Genetic Variation in Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) from Mexico
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc) is a significant pest of several solanacious crops in Mexico and the United States since 1970. In 2001 significant outbreaks of outstanding importance were observed for the first time in areas where infestations of this insect were historically rare. Molecular studies revealed that this was because of the development of a new biotype of B. cockerelli that had become adapted to south-western United States, further demonstrating that this genetic differentiation was reflected in the survival, development cycle, fertility, and growth rate of both the native biotype as well as the one recently reported. To determine genetic variation in populations of B. cockerelli from Mexico, inter simple sequence repeat were used. Results showed that populations of B. cockerelli from central and northeastern Mexico (Guanajuato, Morelos, Estado de Mexico, and Nuevo Leon states) are genetically similar, meanwhile B. cockerelli from northwest, southwest, and southeast of the country (Sinaloa, Michoacan, and Oaxaca states) are genetically distinct from each other and from the rest of the populations included in the study.

© 2013 Entomological Society of America
Beatriz Lopez, Susana Favela, Gustavo Ponce, Rahim Foroughbakhch, and Adriana E. Flores "Genetic Variation in Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) from Mexico," Journal of Economic Entomology 106(2), 1004-1010, (1 April 2013). https://doi.org/10.1603/EC12258
Received: 30 June 2012; Accepted: 1 February 2013; Published: 1 April 2013
JOURNAL ARTICLE
7 PAGES

This article is only available to subscribers.
It is not available for individual sale.
+ SAVE TO MY LIBRARY

SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top