Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:303
Specimens with Barcodes:197
Species With Barcodes:4
Copidosoma is a genus of chalcid wasps, parasitoidal mainly of moths in the subfamily Plusiinae. The wasps are polyembryonic, depositing one or two eggs into their host which then develop into multiple offspring.
Copidosoma has almost 200 species, according to the Natural History Museum of London's Universal Chalcidoidea Database. Among these is Copidosoma floridanum, known for having the largest recorded brood of any parasitoidal insect, at 3,055 individuals, and for having its genome sequenced by the Human Genome Sequencing Center as part of the i5K project.
Others of note
- Alvarez, Juan Manuel (15 April 1997). "Chapter 26: Largest Parasitoid Brood". Book of Insect Records. University of Florida. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
- Noyes, John S. (June 2012). "Species in genus Copidosoma". Universal Chalcidoidea Database. Natural History Museum, London. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
- Strand, Michael. "i5K: Copidosoma floridanum". Human Genome Sequencing Center. Baylor College of Medicine. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
- "Universal Chalcidoidea Database: Synonymic list". London: Natural History Museum.
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