Molecular Characterisation of some Indian Anthocorid Predators
Keywords:Anthocorids, COI, PCR, Phylogeny, Predators.
AbstractAnthocorid predators widely used as biocontrol agents were characterised for genetic diversity and phylogeny. Cardiastethus exiguus Poppius, Xylocoris flavipes Reuter and Blaptostethus pallescens Poppius were characterised using Cytochrome oxidase I (COI) marker to elucidate the diversity and phylogeny. The sequencing of the COI region at 650bp was compared with sequence of Orius majusculus (Reuter), available at NCBI by BLASTn. The cluster analysis based on dendogram revealed B. pallescens and O. majusculus to be more closely related, while X. flavipes and C. exiguus were distinct. The usefulness of characterisation and phylogenetic relationship among the anthocorid populations for their effective utilisation in pest management is discussed.
Download data is not yet available.
Metrics Loading ...
How to Cite
Dheemanth, T. L., Srinivasa Murthy, K., & Ballal, C. R. (2015). Molecular Characterisation of some Indian Anthocorid Predators. Journal of Biological Control, 29(1), 8–13. https://doi.org/10.18311/jbc/2015/3232