Florida Entomologist (2015) 98, 387-388

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Mark A. Janowiecki and Allen L. Szalanski (2015)
Molecular diagnostic technique for the differentiation of the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) from other subterranean termites by multiplex-PCR
Florida Entomologist 98 (1), 387-388
Abstract: The Formosan subterranean termite Coptotermes formosanus Shriaki; (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae), is a major pest that is spreading throughout the southeastern United States. Morphological identification of worker specimens is not possible using available taxonomic keys based on morphological traits. A multiplex PCR protocol was developed that can differentiate the Formosan subterranean termite from other termite species in a single PCR reaction. This multiplex PCR protocol simplifies previous molecular diagnostic techniques.
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Coptotermes formosanus