0946 Genetic differentiation in clones of the parthenogenetic springtail, Folsomia candida

Tuesday, December 15, 2009: 1:59 PM
Room 103, First Floor (Convention Center)
Rosanna Giordano , University of Illinois, Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, IL
Spencer Johnston , Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
James B. Nardi , Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Paul Henning Krogh , Soil Fauna and Ecotoxicology Research Unit, National Environmental Research Institute, Silkeborg, Denmark
Felipe N. Soto-Adames , Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Folsomia candida is an edaphic springtail with a parthenogenetic mode of reproduction. This species is widely used in ecotoxicological tests due in part to its ease of rearing. Results from ecotoxicological tests across laboratory strains are deemed equivalent because different stocks of F. candida are assumed to be genetically similar due to their clonal reproductive mode. We have gathered several lines of genetic evidence that challenges this assumption of genetic homogeniety.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.44618