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Population genetics of Chrysoperla externa (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) and implications for biological control

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Lavagnini, T. C. [1] ; Morales, A. C. [2] ; Freitas, S. [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, FCAV, Dept Fitossanidade, BR-14884900 Jaboticabal, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, FCAV, Dept Biol Aplicada Agr, BR-14884900 Jaboticabal, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Brazilian Journal of Biology; v. 75, n. 4, p. 878-885, NOV 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 5

Abstract Green lacewings are insects with great potential to be use in the biological control of agricultural pests, but relatively few studies have attempted to understand the genetic structure of these agents, especially those of predatory insects. The purpose of this study was to characterize genetically populations of C. externa using sequences of subunit I of the cytochrome oxidase, a mitochondrial gene, and examine the population structure of this species in sampled areas in São Paulo state. The results indicate high genetic diversity but no genetic structure, detected by AMOVA analysis, and high levels of haplotype sharing in the network. These genetic patterns could be a consequence of environmental homogeneity provided by agroecosystem (citrus orchard), allowing gene flow among populations. Probably there is a unique population in the area sampled that could be used as a population (genetic) source for mass-reared and posterior release in these farms. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 06/03494-0 - Using the chrysopid (Hexapoda: Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) mitochondrial genes sequences data for understanding its biodiversity and populational structure in Sao Paulo State, Brazil
Grantee:Sérgio de Freitas
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants