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Various methods of caging and transferring aphids used in tile investigation of plant virus transmission were compared as to their effect on transmission efficiency and vector mortality. The methods of caging compared had no significantly measurable effect on the ability of the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulz.), to transmit sugar beet yellow-net virus. Darkening leaf cages by wrapping with aluminum foil did not reduce aphid mortality, nor did it increase sugar beet yellows virus transmission. None of the four methods used to transfer insects seemed to in- crease mortality, Survival of test aphids was found to be differ- entially affected by the host plant species used in the feeding sequences. Plants used were sugar beet, Beta vulgaris L., and smooth leaf mustard, Brassica juncea (Coss.).
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 1961
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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.