Journal article

Migration trajectories of the diamondback moth Plutella xylostella in China inferred from population genomic variation

Ming-Zhu Chen, Li-Jun Cao, Bing-Yan Li, Jin-Cui Chen, Ya-Jun Gong, Qiong Yang, Thomas L Schmidt, Lei Yue, Jia-Ying Zhu, Hu Li, Xue-Xin Chen, Ary Anthony Hoffmann, Shu-Jun Wei

Pest Management Science | JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The diamondback moth (DBM), Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae), is a notorious pest of cruciferous plants. In temperate areas, annual populations of DBM originate from adult migrants. However, the source populations and migration trajectories of immigrants remain unclear. Here, we investigated migration trajectories of DBM in China using genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) genotyped using double-digest RAD (ddRAD) sequencing. We first analyzed patterns of spatial and temporal genetic structure among southern source and northern recipient populations, then inferred migration trajectories into northern regions using discriminant analysis of principal comp..

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Grants

Awarded by National Key Research and Development Program of China


Awarded by International Cooperation Foundation of Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences


Awarded by Joint Laboratory of Pest Control Research Between China and Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

We are grateful to Moshe Jasper from The University of Melbourne for help in data analysis, and to Ming-Liang Li, De-Qiang Pu, Zhen-Qiang Qin, Qing-Sheng Lin, and Wei Ren for help on sample collection. This work was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2018YFD0201207), International Cooperation Foundation of Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences (GJHZ2017-5), Joint Laboratory of Pest Control Research Between China and Australia (Z201100008320013).