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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.2298/abs1104949e
  • Journal Name: ARCHIVES OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.949-954
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes

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.