Acta Entomologica Sinica (1999) 42, 372-380

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Xiaowen Yang, Xiaoxi Zhang, Xiaofeng Chen and Ying Wang (1999)
[RAPD-PCR analysis of population differentiation of green peach aphid in China]
Acta Entomologica Sinica 42 (4), 372-380
Abstract: RAPD-PCR was used to detect the population differentiation of green peach aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulzer) on tobacco from different regions in China, and the results showed that the use of different primers in the RAPD method permits detection of different levels of DNA polymorphism in the aphid's population. Nei's genetic distance (D) shows that the differentiation of the aphid from tobacco is only at population level instead of subspecies or species level. Three primers screened from nineteen were used for cluster analysis based on similarity index (SI) and Nei' s genetic distance (D). Although there exist some differences between the cluster results of SI and D, they both can show the DNA differences of geographic populations and color forms of the aphid. At DNA level, compared with the holocyclic aphids (from northern China), the aphids mixed with holocyclic and anholocyclic life cycles (from central China) are more similar to the anholocyclic aphids (from southern China), but there is no obvious difference among the aphids from central China. The results also show that, compared with yellowish-green forms, the red forms are more similar to the brown ones of the aphid.
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(original language: Chinese)


Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
general biology - morphology - evolution


Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.


Myzus persicae China (south)
Myzus persicae Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) China (NE)