Genetic variability in quantitative traits of host exploitation in Trichogramma (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae)

@article{Chassain2004GeneticVI,
  title={Genetic variability in quantitative traits of host exploitation in Trichogramma (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae)},
  author={Ch. Chassain and Michel Boul{\'e}treau},
  journal={Genetica},
  year={2004},
  volume={83},
  pages={195-202}
}
A study was made of the intra-and inter-population variability of the main traits involved in Trichogramma (T. brassicae and T. cacoeciae) efficiency in host exploitation: longevity, fecundity, progeny viability, progeny sex ratio and progeny allocation. The analysis of isofemale strains shows that differences in progeny viability, progeny sex ratio and progeny allocation are transmissible and relatively stable over two successive generations. Comparison of three strains of T. brassicae… CONTINUE READING