These authors contributed equally to this work.
Barcoding aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) of the Korean Peninsula: updating the global data set
Article first published online: 24 MAY 2010
© 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Molecular Ecology Resources
Volume 11, Issue 1, pages 32–37, January 2011
How to Cite
LEE, W., KIM, H., LIM, J., CHOI, H.-R., KIM, Y., KIM, Y.-S., JI, J.-Y., FOOTTIT, R. G. and LEE, S. (2011), Barcoding aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) of the Korean Peninsula: updating the global data set. Molecular Ecology Resources, 11: 32–37. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2010.02877.x
- Issue published online: 13 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 MAY 2010
- Received 9 March 2010; revision received 13 April 2010; accepted 23 April 2010
- DNA barcode;
DNA barcode (mitochondrial COI) sequences are provided for species identification of aphids from the Korean Peninsula. Most (98%) of the 154 species had distinct COI sequences (average 0.05% intraspecific pairwise divergence) relative to the degree of sequence divergence among species (average value 5.84%). For species in common with other regions, barcodes for Korean samples fell near or within known levels of variation. Based on these results, we conclude that DNA barcodes can provide an effective tool for identifying aphid species in such applications as pest management, monitoring and plant quarantine.