Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) Biotypes in India
Authors: Lisha, V. S.; Antony, B.; Palaniswami, M. S.; Henneberry, T. J.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 96, Number 2, April 2003 , pp. 322-327(6)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Host plant performance, esterase, and virus transmission tests revealed cassava-strain and sweetpotato-strain populations of whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) biotypes in India. Individuals from the sweetpotato-reared population did not breed on cassava, Manihot esculenta Crantz, and the cassava-strain-reared individuals failed to develop on sweetpotato, Ipomoea batatus (L.) Lam. Eggplant, Solanum melongena L., and tobacco, Nicotiana tabacum L., were common hosts for both biotypes. The cassava-strain whiteflies but not the sweetpotato-reared whiteflies successfully transmitted cassava mosaic virus from disease-infected cassava seedlings to healthy cassava seedlings. Presence of biotypes in B. tabaci is reported for the first time from India.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 2003
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