Hemlock woolly adelgid biological control: molecular methods to distinguish Laricobius nigrinus, L. rubidus, and their hybrids

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  • Authors: Havill, Nathan P.; Davis, Gina; Klein, Joanne; Caccone, Adalgisa; Salom, Scott.
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Publication Series: Other
  • Source: In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 25-28.

Abstract

Molecular diagnostics use DNA-based methods to assign unknown organisms to species. As such, they rely on a priori species designation by taxonomists and require validation with enough samples to capture the variation within species for accurately selecting diagnostic characters.

  • Citation: Havill, Nathan P.; Davis, Gina; Klein, Joanne; Caccone, Adalgisa; Salom, Scott. 2011. Hemlock woolly adelgid biological control: molecular methods to distinguish Laricobius nigrinus, L rubidus, and their hybrids. In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 25-28.
  • Posted Date: April 5, 2011
  • Modified Date: April 5, 2011
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