SEQUENCE ANALYSIS OF THE RIBOSOMAL DNA ITS2 REGION IN TWO TRICHOGRAMMA SPECIES (HYMENOPTERA: TRICHOGRAMMATIDAE)


Ercan F. S. , Oztemiz S., TUNÇBİLEK A. Ş. , Stouthamer R.

ARCHIVES OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol.63, no.4, pp.949-954, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.2298/abs1104949e
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.949-954

Abstract

Two egg parasitoid wasps, Trichogramma euproctidis (Girault) and Trichogramma brassicae (Bezdenko) (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) were identified in the study. The taxonomy of these wasps is problematic because of their small size and lack of distinguishable morphological characters. The DNA sequence variation from the internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) region of nuclear ribosomal DNA (rDNA) was analyzed from these two Trichogramma species. This technique provides quick, simple and reliable molecular identification of Trichogramma species.