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Molecular identification of Trichocera maculipennis, an invasive fly species in the Maritime Antarctic

Potocka, Marta and Krzemińska, Ewa and Gromadka, Robert and Gawor, Jan and Kacot-Zalewska, Joanna (2020) Molecular identification of Trichocera maculipennis, an invasive fly species in the Maritime Antarctic. Molecular Biology Reports, 47 (8). pp. 6379-6384. ISSN 1573-4978

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Official URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11033...

Abstract

Trichocera maculipennis, an invasive Diptera, was described for the first time in Antarctica in 2006 in a sewage system of one of the scientific stations on King George Island, South Shetland Islands, and started to increase its distribution within the island. To date, only taxonomical description of this species, based on morphological data has been available, as there were no molecular data recorded. In the present study, we present two methods of molecular identification of this species—based on partial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) and 16S ribosomal RNA (16S) genes. An appropriate and easy-to-use assay for proper and fast identification of invasive species is a key requirement for further management decisions, especially in such a fragile environment as found in terrestrial Antarctica.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions:Department of Antarctic Biology
Laboratory of DNA Sequencing and Oligonucleotide Synthesis
ID Code:1927
Deposited By: Robert Gromadka
Deposited On:28 Sep 2020 13:55
Last Modified:28 Sep 2020 13:55

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