Acta Entomologica Sinica (2002) 45, 693-695

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Ying-Chun Zhang, Bo Liu, Zhe-Min Zheng and Li Li (2002)
DNA extraction and RAPD-PCR of insect specimens preserved with different methods
Acta Entomologica Sinica 45 (5), 693-695
Abstract: Genomic DNA were extracted and amplified using the polymerase chain reaction and arbitrary primers from specimens of seven insect species: Chrysomela vigintipunctata (Scopoli) (Coleptera : Chrycomelidae), Harmonia axyridis Pallas and Coccinella septempunctata Linnaeus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), Agrotis ypsilon (Rottemberg) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Crocothemis servilia Drury (Odonata: Libellulidae), and Oxya abentata Willemse and O. chinensis (Thunberg) (Orthoptera: Catantopidae). Of the specimens assayed, some had been naturally dried, some oven-dried and the remainder had been preserved in alcohol. The results suggest that, with respect to DNA extraction, oven-dried specimens and those preserved in alchohol are better than naturally dried specimens. Extraction of DNA extraction using the CTAB method was easier, and more economical than other methods.
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(original language: Chinese)

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
molecular biology - genes
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
molecular biology - genes

Pest and/or beneficial records:

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

Agrotis ipsilon
Oxya chinensis
Chrysomela vigintipunctata
Coccinella septempunctata (predator)
Harmonia axyridis (predator)