A Preliminary Report on the Resistance of Certain Legumes to Certain Homopterous Insects

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Controlled experiments in the greenhouse show that Heliothrips femoralis Reut. may transmit a bacterial disease of heans. While thrips are known to disseminate several virus diseases, this seems to be the first case where they have been proved experimentally to disseminate a bacterial disease of plants. Dissemination of this bacterial pathogen by thrips seems to be a mechanical process.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1932

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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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