National Plant Protection Centre

Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

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National Plant Protection Centre

Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

An updated global COI barcode reference data set for Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) and first record of this species in Bhutan

The NPPC recently published a paper: An updated global COI barcode reference data set for Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) and first record of this species in Bhutan in the Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology reporting the first detection of Fall armyworm (FAW) in Bhutan. The paper provides a confirmatory identification of this invasive pest through an integrated taxonomy, using both morphological and molecular techniques. Apart from that, the paper also provides a vetted COI DNA barcode reference data set for FAW as a reference for anyone accessing a publicly available DNA barcode repository to identify this pest.

Please visit the link below to access the publication

https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1cEND4MzBr6qLr

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Program Director

Program Director

Mrs. Yeshey Dema

Mrs. Yeshey Dema joined the civil service on 26th February 1996. She headed the Soil Fertility Unit, NSSC from 2008 till 2013. In 2013, she was transferred to the National Plant Protection Centre as the Program Director. She holds M. Phil in Soil Science from the University of Reading, UK.

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