Lucía M Briones

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In Chile, the aphid Sitobion avenae is of recent introduction, lives on cultivated and wild Poaceae, and is thought to reproduce by permanent parthenogenesis. In order to study the genetic variability and population structure of this species, five microsatellite loci were typed from individual aphids collected from different cultivated and wild host plants,(More)
Biological invasions are rapid evolutionary events in which populations are usually subject to a founder event during introduction followed by rapid adaptation to the new environment. Molecular tools and Bayesian approaches have shown their utility in exploring different evolutionary scenarios regarding the invasion routes of introduced species. We examined(More)
The tobacco-feeding race of Myzus persicae (Sulzer), formerly known as M. nicotianae Blackman, was introduced into Chile during the last decade. In order to evaluate the genetic diversity and insecticide resistance status of Chilean tobacco aphid populations, a field survey was conducted in 35 tobacco fields covering a 300 km latitudinal survey. The(More)
Five microsatellite loci were used to study the genetic variability and population structure of Sitobion avenae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on some of its host plants. Individuals were collected in Chile from different cultivated and wild Poaceae. Forty-four multilocus genotypes were found among the 1052 aphids analyzed, of which four represented nearly 90% of(More)
The seasonal dynamics of neutral genetic diversity and the insecticide resistance mechanisms of insect pests at the farm scale are still poorly documented. Here this was addressed in the green peach aphid Myzus persicae (Sulzer) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in Central Chile. Samples were collected from an insecticide sprayed peach (Prunus persica L.) orchard(More)
The green peach aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulzer) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) is amajor pest of agriculture worldwide that has proved to be particularly adept at evolving insecticide resistance. Several mechanisms that confer resistance to many insecticide types have been described in M. persicae. We measured the resistance status of nine multilocus genotypes(More)
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