Aphid Transmission of a Cucumber Mosaic Virus from Cherry1

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A virus obtained from sweet cherry reacted with cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) antiserum and resembled CMV in virus-vector relationships and lack of vector specificity. Cucumber was not a good virus host plant for aphid transmission studies, but lima bean was satisfactory both as a virus source plant and as a test plant. The virus was transmitted by 10 of 12 aphid species tested, including 4 species which were not previously known to transmit CMV. Aphid transmission was more frequent with acquisition probes of 10—60 second's duration than with longer acquisition periods. The virus was retained less than 1 hour by feeding aphids.

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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