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Morphological damage to tomato leaflets by tomato russet mite (TRM), Aculops lycopersici (Massee), was examined by tissue sectioning. Upper and lower epidermal cells were destroyed by mite feeding. A thickened layer of callous tissue formed adjacent to the parenchyma in regions of epidermal cell death. Underlying parenchyma cells were not damaged, probably due to the short stylet length of TRM. Epidermal cell damage was most prominent near the leaflet mid vein, extending laterally toward the margin. Studies suggested that as mite density on a tomato leaflet increased, the feeding activity of each individual mite was accelerated.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 1988
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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.