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Table 1 Molecular identification assays published for the Obsoletus group in the Palaearctic region and used during the ring trials

From: Towards the PCR-based identification of Palaearctic Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae): results from an international ring trial targeting four species of the subgenus Avaritia

Reference Identified species Molecular marker used1 Type of assay
[39] C. obsoletus, C. scoticus, C. chiopterus, C. dewulfi COI Species-specific multiplex PCR
[37] C. obsoletus, C. scoticus, C. chiopterus, C. dewulfi, C. montanus ITS1 Species-specific multiplex PCR
[37, 44] C. obsoletus, C. scoticus, C. chiopterus, C. dewulfi ITS2/ITS1 Species-specific multiplex PCR
[36] C. obsoletus, C. scoticus, C. chiopterus, C. dewulfi ITS1 Microarray
  1. 1COI : Cytochrome Oxidase 1, ITS1 : Internal Transcribed Spacer 1, ITS2 : Internal Transcribed Spacer 2.