Genetic-studies of rhopalosiphum in Australia

Dinah Hales, R. Cowen

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Abstract

As part of a larger study of cereal aphids in Australia, we have examined samples of Rhopalosiphum Koch collected from grasses and cereals, using chromosomal and electrophoretic methods. The samples included Rhopalosiphum maidis (Fitch) with 2n = 8 and 2n = 9, R. padi (L.) with 2n = 8, R. insertum (Walker) with 2n = 10, R. rufiabdominalis (Sasaki) with 2n = 8, and a form similar to R. padi with 2n = 9. It was suggested on the basis of morphology and chromosomes that the latter form may be a hybrid between R. padi and R. insertum, but the electrophoretic patterns indicate that it is unlikely to be a hybrid and represents a separate introduction of a possibly undescribed species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-288
Number of pages6
JournalActa Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica
Volume25
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Event3RD INTERNATIONAL SYMP ON APHIDS - Kecskemet, Hungary
Duration: 14 Aug 198919 Aug 1989

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