Comparative isoenzyme electrophoreses between the brown-spotted locust, Cyrtacanthacris tatarica, and the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria.
Bottom Line: Acph did not discriminate between the two locust species, while the other four isoenzymes discriminated between them.The similarity coefficient that was calculated according to the number of sharing alleles between the two locusts was found to be 0.69.Collecting more isoenzymes for more samples could have taxonomic value.
Affiliation: Faculty of Science, Taif University, P.O. 888, Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Department of Economic Entomology, Faculty of agriculture, Cairo University, Egypt email@example.com.Show MeSH
Mentions: For the Adh isoenzyme (Figure 2), seven monomeric alleles were recorded, with the slowest allele (Adh-7) being less expressed, as it was recorded only in three samples. The loci Adh-1, Adh-4, and Adh-5 were highly expressed (appeared in most samples studied). Adh-2 appeared to be more expressed in C. tatarica (appeared in five out of six samples), while Adh-3 was more expressed in S. gregaria (recorded in four out of six samples). Adh-6 was nearly equally expressed in both species. Generally, this isoenzyme showed similar expression in both C. tatarica and S. gregaria.
Affiliation: Faculty of Science, Taif University, P.O. 888, Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Department of Economic Entomology, Faculty of agriculture, Cairo University, Egypt firstname.lastname@example.org.