A Discussion of Eutettix Tenella Baker as a Carrier of Curly-Top of Sugar Beets

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Eutettix Tenella when feeding, has the ability under certain conditions to produce a systemic disease, known as curly-top in the sugar beet. This ability is acquired by the insect after emerging from the egg as a result of feeding for only a short period upon a plant already diseased. After this feeding some time must elapse before the insect is able to transmit the virus to a healthy plant. This fact indicates that there may be a short incubation period for the virus in the insect. When once the ability to produce the disease is acquired there is no evidence to indicates that it is ever lost during the life of the insect. Although many insects of species other than Eutettix Tenella have been experimented with, not one has been found that is able to transmit the virus of curly-top.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1923

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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