De Barro, Paul; Driver, Felice; Trueman, John; Curran, John
A phylogeny of Bemisia tabaci is presented based on the ITS1 region of ribosomal DNA. The monophyly of each biotype of Bemisia is supported, and strong biogeographic pattern is evident in the data. Populations from the Americas (including the A biotype) form a clade sister to a clade comprising the silverleafing or B biotype and a nonsilverleafing biotype from the North Africa/Mediterranean region. Polymorphism in rDNA suggest that silverleafing is a recent phenomenon, while the...[Show more]
Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.