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- Sage, O., et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Journal of economic entomology 2009 v.102 no.6 pp. 2333
- insect pests; moths; Epiphyas postvittana; plant pests; loci; insect control; etiology; pest identification; insect genetics; molecular genetics; genetic markers; internal transcribed spacers; polymerase chain reaction; gel electrophoresis; agarose; validity; population genetics; genetic variation; geographical distribution; California
- ... A molecular protocol using a hemi-nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of the internal transcribed spacer region 2 (ITS2) is reported for the diagnosis of light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), in California. This protocol distinguishes the light brown apple moth from other moths in California based on size differences of PCR amplicons that are visualiz ...