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A molecular key to the common species of Trichogramma of the Mediterranean region

  • Author(s): Sumer, Fahriye
  • Tuncbilek, Aydın S.
  • Oztemiz, Sevcan
  • Pintureau, Bernard
  • Rugman-Jones, Paul
  • Stouthamer, Richard
  • et al.
Abstract

A molecular key for the identification of common Trichogramma (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) species found in agricultural settings around the Mediterranean is developed based on the sequence of the internal transcribed spacer 2 of the ribosomal cistron. Using the size of the ITS2 PCR product and restriction fragment length polymorphisms of the amplicon, ten Trichogramma species (T. bourarachae Pintureau and Babault, T. brassicae Bezdenko, T. cacoeciae Marchal/T. embryophagum Hartig, T. cordubensis Vargas and Cabello, T. dendrolimi Matsumura, T. euproctidis Girault, T. evanescens Westwood, T. nerudai Pintureau and Gerding, T. oleae Voegelé and Pointel, and T. pintoi Voegelé) can be distinguished.

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