Artificial selection for genetic adaptation to temperature extremes in Aphytis lingnanensis Compere (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae)
AuthorsErnest B. White
Morris J. Garber
Authors AffiliationsErnest B. White was a former Laboratory Technician IV, Department of Biological Control, Citrus Research Center and Agricultural Experiment Station, Riverside; Paul DeBach was Professor of Biological Control, Department of Biological Control, Citrus Research Center and Agricultural Experiment Station, Riverside; Morris J. Garber was Professor of Biostatistics and Biometrician in the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences, Riverside.
Hilgardia 40(6):161-192. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v40n06p161. May 1970.
Artificial selection was applied to several lines of Aphytis lingnanensis Compere (Aphelinidae) for more than 100 generations in an attempt to enhance tolerance to climatic extremes. Significant results included: (1) improved tolerance to temperature extremes as a result of selection; (2) irradiation failed to contribute measureably to enhanced tolerance; (3) the temperature tolerance was apparently well fixed genetically; and (4) general hardiness as indicated by adult longevity was improved coincidentally.
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