Navigation Links
Whitefly spreads emerging plant viruses

A tiny whitefly is responsible for spreading a group of plant viruses that cause devastating disease on food, fiber, and ornamental crops, say plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS).

According to Judith Brown, professor of plant sciences at the University of Arizona's Department of Plant Sciences, the whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (B. tabaci), is the exclusive insect vector (transmitter) for a large group of emerging plant viruses that infect several hundred plant species worldwide. "Once considered an obscure whitefly, B. tabaci is now among the most invasive and economically damaging insects to agriculture, spanning food and fiber crops, and certain nursery grown ornamentals, with the ability to infest more than 500 plant species," she said.

This whitefly and the plant viruses it transmits are no longer restricted to their native habitats or contained by natural geographic boundaries. "The increased importance of new and emerging plant viral pathogens is directly related to the adaptive capacity of B. tabaci and its ability to exploit agricultural systems," Brown said. B. tabaci has proven difficult to control partly because of its tendency to develop insecticide resistance.

"As the population levels of the whitefly B. tabaci continue to remain robust, new species of plant viruses will continue to emerge and cause damaging diseases in food and fiber crops," Brown said.

Early virus and vector detection, information about their distribution and host range, and knowledge about the mode of virus transmission by this whitefly are essential for managing the emerging plant viruses and the vector populations. Continued research to learn more about the biology and genetics of both the plant viruses and the whitefly is also needed.
'"/>

Source:American Phytopathological Society


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Researcher uncovers details of how cancer spreads
2. Avian influenza virus in mammals spreads beyond the site of infection to other organ systems
3. Diabetes hits 275 Australians each day as pandemic spreads
4. Ecological destruction fuels emerging diseases
5. U of M researcher examines newly emerging deadly disease
6. New NIAID grants strengthen national biodefense and emerging infectious diseases research network
7. Post oak grasshoppers emerging
8. Key molecule in plant photo-protection identified
9. Transplantation Of Monkey Embryonic Stem Cells Reverses Parkinson Disease In Primates
10. Emory Eye Center Implants Its First Retinal Chips In Patients With Retinitis Pigmentosa
11. Circles Of DNA Might Help Predict Success Of Stem Cell Transplantation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Whitefly spreads emerging plant viruses

(Date:3/30/2015)... --Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lc9bnl/global_gesture ) has ... Market in Automotive Sector 2014-2018" report to their ... Recognition market in Automotive Sector to grow at a ... Gesture recognition is the ability of a device to ... Gesture recognition technology can be 2D-based or 3D-based. It ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... , March 26, 2015 ... family, social, recreation and athletic club, today announced it ... to allow freedom of movement for members and staff, ... "Following a comprehensive process, we selected FST,s IMID Access ... and convenience for our members and staff, in addition ...
(Date:3/24/2015)... --Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hdgz7h/global_iris ) has ... Market 2015-2019" report to their offering. ... grow at a CAGR of 23.5 percent over the ... scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Iris ... market size, the report considers the revenue generated from ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Gesture Recognition Market in Automotive Sector Report 2015 - Growing Number of Partnerships 2Granite Club First Private Club in North America to Implement FST Biometrics Secure Access Solution, as Part of Multi-million Dollar Expansion 2Global Iris Recognition Market 2015-2019 with 3M Cogent, Bioenable Technologies, Cross Match Technology, Iris ID Systems & Safran Dominating 2
... conditions, water freezes at zero degrees Celsius. But not ... freezing point of sea water is below zero. And ... in which the salt accumulates, so-called "brine channels," are formed ... contents of these channels to remain in a liquid state ...
... NY) ─ Researchers at then ( http://www.einstein.yu.edu/home/default.asp ) Albert ... a mechanism that governs how cells become specialized during ... and disease and appear in the November 10 online ... A fundamental question in biology is how a fertilized ...
... came together at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Nov. 4-5 at ... to discuss the development of technologies that run on ... photosynthesis. The conference, titled "At the Interface of Natural ... professor of chemistry and chemical biology and the scientific ...
Cached Biology News:CO2 bonds in sea ice: Small living creatures with major impact 2Einstein researchers discover key to cell specialization 2Solar Energy Research Conference at Rensselaer draws solar experts from around the world 2Solar Energy Research Conference at Rensselaer draws solar experts from around the world 3
(Date:3/30/2015)... (PRWEB) March 30, 2015 With recent ... provided you the government, major companies are getting into ... governments setting future mandates for renewable energy production, many ... option. , Solara Power is a new solar distribution ... programs available that allow qualifying homeowners to enjoy the ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... 2015 PMG Research, Benchmark Research, ... the formation of VaxCorps, a network of highly ... the conduct of vaccine trials in healthy adult, ... have successfully conducted over 500 phase I-III vaccine ... pandemic influenza as well as a vast array ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... , March 30, 2015  Multiple new research ... affect several important health factors. From their impact on ... their positive effect on both gut health and vascular ... (EB) detail our latest understanding of walnuts, inner workings. ... Boston , this annual meeting attracts an international ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII ), the premier provider of ... culture shaping worldwide, today  announced that John Mitchell ... and Life Sciences practice. As Global Practice Managing ... team of more than 80 partners, principals and associates in ... Asia serving clients in the biopharmaceutical, medical technology ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Solara Power Announces Residential Solar Power with No Up-Front Fees 2PMG Research announces formation of VaxCorps with two industry-leading vaccine site networks 2New Findings Support the Benefits of Eating Walnuts on Overall Health 2New Findings Support the Benefits of Eating Walnuts on Overall Health 3New Findings Support the Benefits of Eating Walnuts on Overall Health 4Heidrick & Struggles Strengthens Leadership of Healthcare - Life Sciences Practice 2
... Alfacell Corporation,(Nasdaq: ACEL ) today announced that ... a.m. EST on Friday, March 7. During the call, ... chief operating,officer and chief financial officer, will present an ... 2008, ended January 31,2008., To participate in the ...
... on Company,s microRNA ... Technology on Schedule for 2008, REHOVOT, Israel and NORTH BRUNSWICK, ... a leading,molecular diagnostics company, today reported a narrower operating loss per,ordinary ... 2006, and said it remains solidly on target for the launch ...
... Data presented at national conference provides important insight ... of treatments is jeopardizing quit attempts, PORTLAND, ... of smoking cessation are gathering at the annual ... Tobacco (SRNT) to present the,latest research on smoking ...
Cached Biology Technology:Alfacell to Host Fiscal Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast 2Rosetta Genomics Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2007 Financial Results 2Rosetta Genomics Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2007 Financial Results 3Rosetta Genomics Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2007 Financial Results 4Rosetta Genomics Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2007 Financial Results 5Rosetta Genomics Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2007 Financial Results 6Rosetta Genomics Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2007 Financial Results 7Rosetta Genomics Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2007 Financial Results 8Rosetta Genomics Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2007 Financial Results 9Rosetta Genomics Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2007 Financial Results 10Rosetta Genomics Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2007 Financial Results 11Rosetta Genomics Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2007 Financial Results 12Misperceptions About Smoking Cessation Aids May Hinder Smokers From Using Effective Treatment for Quitting 2Misperceptions About Smoking Cessation Aids May Hinder Smokers From Using Effective Treatment for Quitting 3Misperceptions About Smoking Cessation Aids May Hinder Smokers From Using Effective Treatment for Quitting 4
... This complete kit contains ... separations from a total of ... cells, and includes the StemSep ... necessary reagents and buffers for ...
... sensitive, fast and specific detection of chromosomal ... Short hybridisation time ( ... Multiplex capability Available with different ... Probes available with different labels. Related ...
... glycerol 3-phosphate dehydrogenase catalyzes a reversible ... glycerol 3-phosphate, with NAD as a ... differentiation of progenitor cells into adipocytes ... enzyme has been used as an ...
...
Biology Products: