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1 April 2003 Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) Biotypes in India
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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.

V. S. Lisha, B. Antony, M. S. Palaniswami, and T. J. Henneberry "Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) Biotypes in India," Journal of Economic Entomology 96(2), 322-327, (1 April 2003). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-0493-96.2.322
Received: 17 April 2002; Accepted: 1 September 2002; Published: 1 April 2003
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