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The Unsuitability of Some Viruliferous Plants as Hosts for the Green Peach Aphid, Myzus persicae

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Significant differences were observed in the rates of multiplication of Myzus persicae (Sulzer) when reared on healthy and on cucumber mosaic virus-infected seedlings of Nicotiana tabacum L., Gomphrena globosa L., and Zinnia elegans Jacq. Aphid populations after 8-12 days were 2.10, 2.04 and 4.77 times larger on healthy than on the diseased seedlings, respectively. It is suggested that the altered amino acid composition of the viruliferous plants rendered them unsuitable as hosts.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1963

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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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