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GENETIC EVIDENCE FOR TWO INTRODUCTIONS OF THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE, COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE), TO THE UNITED STATES

[ "Center for Urban and Structural Entomology, Department of Entomology Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2143"]; [ "Department of Entomology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701"]; [ "Department of Entomology, University of Florida-Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center 3205 College Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314"]; [ "Dow AgroSciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268"]
Florida Entomologist (Impact Factor: 1.16). 09/2009; DOI: 10.1653/0015-4040(2006)89[183:GEFTIO]2.0.CO;2

ABSTRACT Las introducciones exóticas de la termita subterránea de Formosa (TSF) de Asia a los Estados Unidos han tenido consecuencias económicas significativas. Introducciones multiples por medio del transporte marino han sido propuestas, pero la identificación de estas rutas todavia no ha revelada mas que un linaje en los Estados Unidos continental. La secuenciación de un marcador de 640-bp del citocromo-c-oxidasa II de ADN mitochondrial (mtADN) a 60 poblaciones separadas, revelo dos linajes independientes atravesando los Estados Unidos continental, Hawaii, Japan y China. El marcador mostró una variación genética limitada. El grupo I constituye un clado principalmente asiático, mientras el grupo II consiste de poblaciones asiáticas y del sur de los Estados Unidos. Este es el primer estudio que documenta los dos linajes distintas en los Estados Unidos y Hawaii.

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