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    Author(s): Anthony I. Cognato
    Date: 2011
    Source: In: Coulson, R.N.; Klepzig, K.D. 2011. Southern Pine Beetle II. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-140. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 7-12.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    Description

    The systematic history of the southern pine beetle, Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann, is reviewed. Morphological, biological, karyological, and molecular data clearly define and diagnose the species limits of D. frontalis. More complete phylogenetic analysis and characterization of population genetic variation will further clarify the evolutionary history of the D. frontalis.

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    Cognato, Anthony I. 2011. A Review of Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann Systematics. In: Coulson, R.N.; Klepzig, K.D. 2011. Southern Pine Beetle II. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-140. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 7-12.

    Keywords

    diagnostic characters, molecular phylogeny, Scolytidae, southern pine beetle, taxonomy

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