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Journal of Integrative Agriculture  2018, Vol. 17 Issue (09): 2066-2073    DOI: 10.1016/S2095-3119(17)61817-3
Special Issue: 昆虫和植物互作合辑Insect and Plant Interact
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The biotypes and host shifts of cotton-melon aphids Aphis gossypii in northern China
ZHANG Shuai, LUO Jun-yu, WANG Li, WANG Chun-yi, LÜ Li-min, ZHANG Li-juan, ZHU Xiang-zhen, CUI Jin-jie
State Key Laboratory of Cotton Biology, Institute of Cotton Research, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Anyang 455000, P.R.China
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摘要  Received  6 June, 2017    Accepted  13 October, 2017

Aphis gossypii is a globally distributed species and therefore has a highly variable life cycle.  Populations of A. gossypii in northern China exhibit greater genotypic diversity and a broader host range, yet the details of life cycles of different biotypes is still unclear.  In this study, the Cytb and 16S gene regions of A. gossypii collected from 5 common summer hosts and 4 primary hosts were analyzed.  A total of 57 haplotypes were obtained from 1 046 individual A. gossypii sequences.  The sequence included 44 variable sites, 27 of which were parsimony informative sites and 17 of which were singleton variable sites.  The most frequent 3 haplotypes were found in 896 individuals, representing a total of 85.7% of all individuals and 36 haplotypes were found in 1 individual.  A neighbor-joining tree was constructed using 21 haplotypes that were found in more than 2 individuals.  Considering the individual host plant, 5 biotypes were identified.  Type 1 corresponded exactly to the cucurbit host-race and the other 4 biotypes were found as cotton host-races.  Type 3 was the most abundant biotype in cotton fields in northern China.
Keywords:  cotton-melon aphid        Cytb and 16S genes        haplotype        biotype        cotton field  
Received: 06 June 2017   Accepted:
Fund: This research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31572015) and the National Special Transgenic Project of China (2016ZX08012-004).
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ZHANG Shuai, LUO Jun-yu, WANG Li, WANG Chun-yi, Lü Li-min, ZHANG Li-juan, ZHU Xiang-zhen, CUI Jin-jie. 2018. The biotypes and host shifts of cotton-melon aphids Aphis gossypii in northern China. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 17(09): 2066-2073.

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