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Mitochondrial DNA and trade data support multiple origins of Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) in Brazil

Tay, Wee Tek; Walsh, T.K.; Downes, Sharon; Anderson, Craig; Jermiin, Lars; Wong, Thomas; Piper, Melissa; Chang, Ester Silva; Macedo, Isabella Barony; Czepak, Cecilia; Behere, Gajanan T; Silvie, Pierre; Soria, Miguel F


The Old World bollworm Helicoverpa armigera is now established in Brazil but efforts to identify incursion origin(s) and pathway(s) have met with limited success due to the patchiness of available data. Using international agricultural/horticultural commodity trade data and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) cytochrome oxidase I (COI) and cytochrome b (Cyt b) gene markers, we inferred the origins and incursion pathways into Brazil. We detected 20 mtDNA haplotypes from six Brazilian states,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature
DOI: 10.1038/srep45302
Access Rights: Open Access


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