Genetic variation in geographical populations of western and Mexican corn rootworm.

Abstract

Genetic variation in the nuclear rDNA ITS1 region of western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (WCR), and Mexican corn rootworm, D. v. zeae (MCR) was studied. Two sites were detected which differentiated WCR and MCR in the 642-base sequence. Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) analysis of the first… (More)

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