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Proceedings Papers
Published: 2022-11-30

Molecular and morphological identification of Brevipalpus spp. (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) in Citrus sinensis, Costa Rica

Laboratory of Acarology, Crop Protection Research Center (CIPROC), Agronomy School, University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
Laboratory of obligate plant pathogens and their vectors (LaFOV), Research Center in Cellular and Molecular Biology (CIBCM) University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
Molecular identification flat mites citrus COX1 populations diversity


The genus Brevipalpus presents interspecific variability since its description. Therefore, the question arises as to which species are found on citrus in Costa Rica. Molecular and morphological techniques are complementary tools that allow a more precise identification at the species level, which is important, some species of the genus Brevipalpus have been associated with virus transmission, such as Citrus leprosis virus.


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