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Gold: A Unique Pigmentation Defective Laboratory Strain of the Lady Beetle

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http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/61804
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Abstract:
A laboratory colony of Coleomegilla maculata (De Geer) was selected for a novel phenotypic color trait. The phenotype was paler in color than the wild type, although not as pale as a previously described mutant strain, yellow (ye), and retained dark pigmentation in the eyes. This selected strain was named gold. Mendelian breeding experiments indicate a recessive biallelic inheritance. The strain has decreased fitness characteristics based on measurements of egg production and pupa size.
Author(s):
Margaret Louise Allen
Note:
USDA Scientist Submission
Source:
Advances in entomology 2016 Jan. 11 v.4 no.1
Language:
English
Year:
2016
Collection:
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
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