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Record number 434946
Title Genetic linkage between melanism and winglessness in the ladybird beetle Adalia bipunctata
Author(s) Lommen, S.T.E.; Jong, P.W. de; Koops, K.G.; Brakefield, P.M.
Source Genetica 140 (2012)4-6. - ISSN 0016-6707 - p. 229 - 233.
Department(s) Nursery Stock
Laboratory of Entomology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) 2-spot ladybird - phenotypic plasticity - thermal melanism - geographical variation - harmonia-axyridis - coleoptera - coccinellidae - consequences - polymorphism - evolution
Abstract We report a case of genetic linkage between the two major loci underlying different wing traits in the two-spot ladybird beetle, Adalia bipunctata (L.) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): melanism and winglessness. The loci are estimated to be 38.8 cM apart on one of the nine autosomes. This linkage is likely to facilitate the unravelling of the genetics of these traits. These traits are of interest in the context of the evolution of intraspecific morphological diversity, and for the application of ladybird beetles in biological control programs.
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