- Chortoicetes terminifera is a native Australian insect in the family Acrididae, and a significant agricultural pest. Adult Australian plague locusts range in size from 20 to 45 mm in length, and the colour varies from brown to green. In profile, the head is higher than the thorax, and the thorax has an X-shaped mark. The legs have a reddish shank and the wings are clear other than for a dark spot on the end. In eastern Australia, most outbreaks of the Australian plague locust develop when there is a sequence of regular rains in the interior that allow population increase.
- Common Name: Locusts
- NCBI Taxonomy
Density-Dependent Behavioural plasticity
Internal Control Genes
|Gene Symbol||Gene Name||Application Scope||Accession Number|| Primers (5'-3')
|Size [bp]||Tm [℃]||Detection|
|EF1a||Elongation factor 1 alpha||
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- Institution: School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
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