Invasion Genetics of the Western Flower Thrips in China: Evidence for Genetic Bottleneck, Hybridization and Bridgehead Effect

@inproceedings{Yang2012InvasionGO,
  title={Invasion Genetics of the Western Flower Thrips in China: Evidence for Genetic Bottleneck, Hybridization and Bridgehead Effect},
  author={Xian-Ming Yang and Jing-Tao Sun and Xiao-feng Xue and Jin-bo Li and Xiao-Yue Hong},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
The western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande), is an invasive species and the most economically important pest within the insect order Thysanoptera. F. occidentalis, which is endemic to North America, was initially detected in Kunming in southwestern China in 2000 and since then it has rapidly invaded several other localities in China where it has greatly damaged greenhouse vegetables and ornamental crops. Controlling this invasive pest in China requires an understanding of… CONTINUE READING
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