Electrophoretic comparison of aphid species: Detecting differences based on taxonomic status and host plant

W. W.M. Steiner, D. J. Voegtlin, M. E. Irwin, G. Kampmeier

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

1. 1. An assay of Rhopalosiphum padi, R. maidis and Shizaphis graminum for electromorph variation demonstrates species-specific markers for the Rhopalosiphum species and electrophoresis can be used as a taxonomic tool to study population differentiation. 2. 2. Genetic variability is low in four of five species of aphid, but twice as high in Macrosiphum euphorbiae. The low variation is interpreted as a function of the parthenogenetic mode of reproduction utilized by these species. 3. 3. Although Rhopalosiphum padi demonstrated no genetic differences between host-plant races, M. euphorbiae and Aphis citricola did. The significance of this finding is briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-299
Number of pages5
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part B: Biochemistry and
Volume81
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Electrophoretic comparison of aphid species: Detecting differences based on taxonomic status and host plant'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this