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Isozymes of the sawfliesNeodiprionandDiprion similis: Diagnostic characters and genetic distance

Authors
Journal
Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
0305-1978
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
14
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0305-1978(86)90028-1
Keywords
  • Neodiprion
  • Diprionidae
  • Sawflies
  • Isozymes
  • Systematics
  • Phylogeny

Abstract

Abstract No isozyme markers distinguish between any two of the following, Neodiprion swainei, N. rugifrons or N. dubiosus. Assuming independent sorting of the ACO-A, GPD and SDH loci, N. swainei can be distinguished from the other two with a probability of 99.23% if these three loci are all used. The results from Nei's genetic distance calculation for 13 Neodiprion spp. are generally similar to previous work using morphological and geographic characters, except that: (a) N. taedae linearis and N. pratti are not as close to N. rugifrons as believed; (b) N. nanulus nanulus and N. fulviceps are closer to the other North American species in the lecontei group than they are to the Eurasian N. sertifer, and (c) there is no pattem of relationship between the sertifer group species studied.

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