Transmission of the Potato Blackleg Pathogen by European Corn Borer Larvae

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Laboratory and greenhouse studies indicate that larvae of Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner) are capable of transmitting the bacterium Erwinia carotovora subsp. atroseptiea (van Hall) Dye (Eca), the causal agent of potato blackleg. Larvae fed Ecainfected snap bean pods and potato stalks had significant levels of Eca contamination on the body surface, as well as in the gut and frass. Larvae contaminated with Eca efficiently transmitted the disease to healthy potato plants by feeding. The evidence shows that European corn borer larvae may be important in the epidemiology of potato blackleg in North Carolina.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1981

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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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