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Title:Assessment of Parasitism of House Fly and Stable Fly Pupae (Diptera: Muscidae) by Pteromalid (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) Parasitoids Using Polymerase Chain Reaction (Pcr)
Author(s):Ratcliffe, Susan Twohey
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Weinzierl, Richard A.
Department / Program:Entomology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Biology, Genetics
Abstract:Three puparia collected in 1997 produced double bands prior to digestion of the PCR product by a restriction enzyme. The sizes of the bands corresponded to the sizes produced by amplification of the DNA of Muscidifurax and Spalangia species, possibly indicating hyperparasitism. Comparison of species composition in paired samples indicated higher levels of parasitism by Spalangia spp. in PCR samples (presumably resulting from earlier attach by Spalangia species) and higher levels of parasitism by Muscidifurax spp. in puparia from which adults were allowed to emerge presumably resulting from their ability to win the contest competition. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).
Issue Date:1999
Description:78 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9953120
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1999

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