Genetic Diversity Analysis of Rhynocoris marginatus Fabricius Based on 18S Ribosomal RNA Gene (Heteroptera: Reduviidae)

T. Bharathi

Department of Zoology, TDA College, Kannirajapuram, Tamil Nadu- 623135, India.

Arul Baskar *

Department of Zoology, Saiva Bhanu Kshatriya College, Aruppukottai, Tamil Nadu- 626101, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The R. marginatus are essential components of ecosystem, but also important in the biological control of insect pest, infesting a varity of agro ecosystem and medicine. The present investigation was carried out in the insect molecular genetic variation of 18S Ribosomal RNA gene from R. marginatus. The study was represent by the reduviid insect R. marginatus nucleotide gene sequences were translate amino acid sequence and obtained hydropathy, Domain, Transmembranes of proteins were calculated. The multiple gene sequence alignment of in-silico translated amino acid sequence of the partial ribosomal genes protein of R. marginatus were generated and the phylogenetic relationships were observed.

Keywords: R. marginatus, nucleotide sequence, phylogeney, 18S RNA, genetic variation

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Bharathi , T., & Baskar , A. (2024). Genetic Diversity Analysis of Rhynocoris marginatus Fabricius Based on 18S Ribosomal RNA Gene (Heteroptera: Reduviidae). UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 45(10), 65–72.


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