Description and Inheritance Mode of the Mutant Melanotic Pupa in the Beet Armyworm
Authors: Sambuco, C. P.; Ball, M. U.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 72, Number 6, December 1979 , pp. 807-808(2)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Adults of Spodoptera exigua (Hübner) that emerged from pupae of an unusually dark color were used to initiate crosses. The results indicated that these individuals were homozygous for a single recessive allele. The expression of the mutant allele in 2 different laboratory strains and in pure cluture was stable, with no evidence of incomplete dominance or expression during other stages of the life cycle. The mutant phenotype was given the designation "melanotic pupa" (allele symbol "m").
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 1979
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