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A New Guide for Understanding Insect Vectors of Plant Pathogen Xylella fastidiosa

A New Guide for Understanding Insect Vectors of Plant Pathogen Xylella fastidiosa

In many areas across the southern United States and California, one bacteria species complex is responsible for a long list of plant diseases, including Pierce’s disease of grape. The bacterium, Xylella fastidiosa, attacks plant xylem, and its primary means of spreading is a variety of insects that specialize in drinking from that plant tissue.

In a new profile published last week in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management, researchers in Oklahoma offer an in-depth guide to the biology and vectors of X. fastidiosa and the diseases it causes—with an eye toward the southern United States, where research on vectors and management practices has been less extensive than in California.

We recommend reading the original article at the original source: click here.



Published on 23/05/2017
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