Study on the Genetic Variation of the Mitochondrial DNA in the Beet Armyworm, Spodoptera exigua (H bner), Using PCR-RFLP

PCR-RFLP를 이용한 파방나방 (Spodoptera exigua(H bner)) 미토콘트리아 DNA의 유전변이 연구

  • 김용균 (경북 안동시 송천동 388번지 안동대학교 자연과학대학 생명자원과학부 곤충생리실) ;
  • 이명렬 (경기도 수원시 농업과학기술원 해외병해충과) ;
  • 정충렬 (경북 안동시 송천동 388번지 안동대학교 자연과학대학 생명자원과학부 곤충생리실)
  • Published : 1998.06.01


Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) of a DNA has been a useful tool for analyzing genetic variation. This research was performed to establish an RFLP analytic method on the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) of the beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua (Hiibner). To do this, total size of the mtDNA was measured and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) primers were selected. Its mitochondrial genome size was ca. 16kb. From a serial PCR test of 29 primers refered to the compilation of Simon et al. (1994), 22 primers were selected to amplify its mtDNA fragments. These primers resulted in short (300-700 bp) or long (1000-2000 bp) DNA products which represented a total or partial sequence of each of CO-I, CO-11, Cyt-B, ND-1, 12s rRNA, 16s rRNA, and some tRNAs. PCR-RFLP was performed in some variable mtDNA regions with 8 kinds of 4bp recognizing restriction enzymes. Different populations from Andong, Kyungsan, and Sunchun did not show any restriction site polymorphisms but had some length variation in certain regions of mtDNA.