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Global commerce and human transportation are responsible for the range expansion of various insect pests such as the plant sucking aphids. High resolution DNA markers provide the opportunity to examine the genetic structure of aphid populations, identify aphid genotypes and infer their evolutionary history and routes of expansion which is of value in(More)
Clones of an isolate of Plasmodium falciparum from Mae Sod (Thailand) were prepared by a dilution procedure. Some of the parasite cultures thus obtained have been typed for the following characters: (i) electrophoretic variants of three enzymes; (ii) susceptibility to chloroquine and pyrimethamine; (iii) antigen diversities recognized by ten strain-specific(More)
The application of molecular markers to the study of ticks and mites has recently yielded new insights into their population structures and taxonomic relationships. Ticks have been studied at individual, population and species level. Mites are a more diverse group and those that have been studied to the same degree as the ticks include the Tetranychidae(More)
A stage-specific protein has been identified in gametocytes of Plasmodium falciparum. The protein is represented on two-dimensional electrophoresis by peptides of two apparent Mr of 27,000 and 25,000, each of which has at least four different isoelectric points between pH 6.0 and 5.0. The protein is designated Pfg 27/25 (P. falciparum gametocyte-specific(More)
The variation within and between Finnish Euseius finlandicus populations was investigated by RAPD-PCR and ITS sequence analyses. Resin DNA extraction was found to be a suitable method for samples of single mites used in PCR. The banding patterns from 24 RAPD primers and 10 primer pairs were very similar and reproducible in all specimens of the predatory(More)
Wolbachia are maternally inherited bacteria responsible for altering host reproduction. The two main groups found in insects, A and B, are based on molecular characterization using ribosomal, ftsZ, wsp (Wolbachia surface protein) or groE genes. We have used the wsp and ftsZ genes to study Wolbachia in byturid beetles. Byturus affinis contained a single copy(More)
Ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacers of the eriophyid mites Cecidophyopsis ribis, C. selachodon, C. spicata, C. alpina, C. aurea, C. grossulariae and Phylocoptes gracillis were amplified using PCR, cloned and sequenced. Sequences for the ITS1 of Cecidophyopsids were 92-99% homologous. Cecidophyopsis inter-specific differences were found in seventeen(More)
We report variation in the rDNA internal transcribed spacers (ITSs) of aphid species, the first for these insects. Variation at 6 sites within ITS1 sequences of the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae, identified two haplotypes coexisting within the same individuals, indicating that molecular drive has not homogenised different copies of rDNA. During this(More)
A PCR multiplex technique was developed for identifying Cecidophyopsis mites using species-specific differences in rDNA ITS-1 sequences. Four PCR primers derived from ITS-1 were used for the simultaneous amplification (multiplex PCR) of interspecifically variable simple sequence repeats (vSSRs). Mites were identified by electrophoresing PCR products(More)
The phylogenetic relationships of all seven known species of Cecidophyopsis mites (Acari: Eriophyidae) with Ribes hosts have been inferred from ribosomal DNA sequences. This analysis found groups of closely related mites. The five gall-forming species, four of which are monophagous and one which has two hosts, were found in two groups. Another group(More)