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Malays. Appl. Biol. (2014) 43(2): 105-109



School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) 43600 Bangi, Selangor, MALAYSIA

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In this study, a first record on interaction of insect with fern species has been presented from Malaysia. Molecular identification of cytochrome oxidase I gene (COI) has revealed the Herpetogramma platycapna (Meyrick) is a gregarious pest of Angiopteris evecta (G. Forst.) Hoffm. The pest species also has been reconfirmed based on morphological characters.

Keywords: Moth; Herpetogramma platycapna (Meyrick); COI gene; DNA barcoding; Angiopteris evecta (G. Forst.) Hoffm

Keywords: Moth; Herpetogramma platycapna (Meyrick); COI gene; DNA barcoding; Angiopteris evecta (G. Forst.) Hoffm


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