A Nondiapausing Strain of Pink Bollworm from Southern India


Source: Annals of the Entomological Society of America, Volume 67, Number 4, 15 July 1974 , pp. 685-686(2)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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A strain of the pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders), collected near Mandya (Mysore Province) in southern India (12°N, 77°E) was tested in the laboratory for evidence of ability to diapause. The strain failed to undergo diapause when exposed to environmental conditions that induced 94–98% diapause in a native (Arizona) strain. When the India strain was crossed with the Arizona strain, the F1 hybrid showed approximately 50% reduction in diapause response. It was concluded that the India strain lacks the capability for diapause and will be useful for studying the genetics of diapause in this species.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 15, 1974

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