Detection of a Tasmanian strain of the biological control agent <i>Enoggera nassaui</i> Girault (Hymenoptera Pteromalidae) using mitochondrial COI

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  • B.D. Murphy
  • M.K. Kay
  • G.R. Allen

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https://doi.org/10.30843/nzpp.2004.57.6902

Abstract

Paropsis charybdis (Coleoptera Chrysomelidae) an Australian pest of Eucalyptus in New Zealand is subject to biological control by Enoggera nassaui (Hymenoptera Pteromalidae) a solitary egg parasitoid sourced from Western Australia ( Perth Strain) in 1987 Erratic control in inland regions of New Zealand led to the introduction and release in 2000 of two Tasmanian E nassaui strains to attempt expansion of the climatic range of biocontrol Samples recovered a year later were analysed using partial sequences of the Cytochrome oxidase I (COI) mitochondrial gene to test for establishment This method detected a haplotype corresponding with a Tasmanian (Florentine Valley) strain However as sequences could not be obtained from original Perth strain stocks some doubt remains as to the genetic source of the other current E nassaui populations in New Zealand COI proved adept at distinguishing between different parasitoid populations and shows promise for similar studies

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2004-08-01

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Murphy, B.D., M.K. Kay, and G.R. Allen. “Detection of a Tasmanian Strain of the Biological Control Agent &lt;i&gt;Enoggera nassaui&lt;/i&Gt; Girault (Hymenoptera Pteromalidae) Using Mitochondrial COI”. New Zealand Plant Protection 57 (August 1, 2004): 252–256. Accessed September 29, 2021. https://journal.nzpps.org/index.php/nzpp/article/view/6902.

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