Wang, Y.S., Dai, T.-M., Tian, H., Wan, F.H., & Zhang, G.-F. 2018 Phenacoccus madeirensis Green (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae): New geographic records and rapid identification using a species-specific PCR assay. Crop Protection 116 (2019): 68-76


  • DNA sequencing
  • distribution
  • Notes: DNA barcoding and taxonomic keys were used to identify specimens of P. madeirensis collected in Rwanda and China. We designed species-specific PCR (SS-PCR) primer pair for P. madeirensis based on variable sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene among P. madeirensis and 29 related species. This SS-PCR assay allows for rapid and precise identification.