International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2021)

Molecular identification of edible insects of Nagaland


Lipoktola Tzudir, Murali Markandan

Entomophagy practices should rely on proper identification of insects, which are usually classified relying on morphological keys and traditional knowledge practices. This may lead to misidentification of edible insects. Hence, the present study, DNA barcoding was used to identify and documentation of edible insects. In the primary study 7 edible insects were collected and identify by morphological and confirmed by DNA barcoding method and the species level confirm through phylogenic analysis using BLAST. COI gene sequence was submitted to Gene Bank under the accession Number Choroedocus illustris (MN82982), Chondracris rosea (MN829822), Samia ricini (MN829823), Tagasta indica (MN829824): Tessaratoma papillosa (MT009020), Batocera rubus larva (MT089705) and Odontotermes longignathus (MT009019).
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Lipoktola Tzudir, Murali Markandan. Molecular identification of edible insects of Nagaland. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 203-208
International Journal of Entomology Research