Pentatomidae as Vectors of Yeast-Spot Disease of Soybeans1,2

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Microbiological examination of soybean pods artificially inoculated in the greenhouse confirmed thatNematospora coryli Peglion causes yeast-spot disease in soybeans. The disease normally occurred only in association with feeding by certain species of pentatomids and with mechanical inoculation. Since the organism was not transmitted incidentally through wounds that simulated insect punctures, an intimate association between insect and micro- organism was implied. Cage tests showed that Thyanta custator (F.); the green stink bug, Acrosternum hilare (Say); the brown stink bug, Euschistus serous (Say); the dusky stink bug, E. tristigmus (Say); the one-spot stink bug, E. variolarius (Palisot de Beauvois); and E. euschi-stoides (Vollenhoven) were capable of transmitting the organism which causes yeast-spot disease in soybeans.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1967

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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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