Florida Entomologist (2017) 100, 657-659

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Thomas Chouvenc, Stephanie Osorio, Seemanti Chakrabarti, Ericka E. Helmick, Hou-Feng Li and Nan-Yao Su (2017)
Assessment of genetic markers for the determination of Coptotermes formosanus × Coptotermes gestroi (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) F1 hybrids
Florida Entomologist 100 (3), 657-659
Abstract: This study investigated nuclear markers in Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki and Coptotermes gestroi (Wasmann) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) that can be used as a diagnostic tool to detect F1 hybrids from field samples. Six microsatellite markers were compatible for both parental species and hybrid termites and were optimized so that a standard gene library can be built for the south Florida Coptotermes populations.
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Database assignments for author(s): Thomas Chouvenc, Hou-Feng Li, Nan-Yao Su

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

Pest and/or beneficial records:

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

Coptotermes formosanus U.S.A. (SE)
Coptotermes gestroi U.S.A. (SE)