Wang, Y.S., Dai, T.-M., Tian, H., Wan, F.H., & Zhang, G.-F. 2019a Comparative analysis of eight DNA extraction methods for molecular research in mealybugs. PLoS One https://


  • DNA sequencing
  • Notes: For molecular research, the quality and integrity of DNA obtained will affect the reliability of subsequent results. Extracting quality DNA from scale insects, including mealybugs, can be difficult due to their small body size and waxy coating. In this study, we evaluate eight commonly used DNA extraction methods to determine their efficacy in PCR analysis across life stages and preservation times. When time and cost per extraction were considered, the SDS method was most efficient, especially for later life stages of mealybug, regardless of preservation duration

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