Journal of Economic Entomology (2003) 96, 322-327

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V.S. Lisha, B. Antony, M.S. Palaniswami and T.J. Henneberry (2003)
Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) biotypes in India
Journal of Economic Entomology 96 (2), 322-327
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.
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Database assignments for author(s): Binu Antony

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
general biology - morphology - evolution


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Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.


Bemisia tabaci Eggplant (Solanum melongena) India
Bemisia tabaci Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) India
Bemisia tabaci Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) India
Bemisia tabaci Cassava (Manihot esculenta) India