Genetic Differentiation of Southeastern Boll Weevil and Thurberia Weevil Populations of Anthonomus grandis ( Coleoptera : Curculionidae ) Using Mitochondrial DNA

The southeastern boll weevil, the Mexican boll weevil, and the thurberia weevil are considered to be morphologically similar but behaviorally different variants of the same species, Anthonomus grandis Boheman. A polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-ampliÞed 9.2-kb section of the mitochondrial DNA was cleaved with restriction enzymes. RFLPs of weevils from three… (More)