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The phytopathogenic mollicute-insect vector interface: a closer look.
ABSTRACT Spiroplasma citri, transmitted by phloem-feeding leafhoppers, moves from the gut lumen through the gut wall, hemolymph, and salivary glands and multiplies in insect tissues. NontransmissibleExpand
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Overwintering squash bugs harbor and transmit the causal agent of cucurbit yellow vine disease.
Since 1988, cucurbit crops, particularly watermelon, cantaloupe, and squash, grown in Oklahoma and Texas have experienced devastating losses from cucurbit yellow vine disease (CYVD), caused by theExpand
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Comparative ultrastructure of the salivary glands of two phytopathogen vectors, the beet leafhopper, Circulifer tenellus (Baker), and the corn leafhopper, Dalbulus maidis DeLong and Wolcott
The salivary glands of 2 leafhoppers, Circulifer tenellus and Dalbulus maidis (Homoptera : Cicadellidae) were examined by light and electron microscopy. Centrally located and occupying both the headExpand
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Transfer of Escherichia coli O157:H7 to spinach by house flies, Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae).
Filth flies are known mechanical vectors of pathogenic bacteria in hospital and restaurant settings, but their role as vectors for disseminating microbes to plants has not been demonstrated.Expand
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Primer Modification Improves Rapid and Sensitive In Vitro and Field-Deployable Assays for Detection of High Plains Virus Variants
ABSTRACT A high consequence pathogen, High plains virus (HPV) causes considerable damage to wheat if the crop is infected during early stages of development. Methods for the early, accurate, andExpand
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Characterization and Correlation of New Electrical Penetration Graph Waveforms for the Corn Leafhopper (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)
ABSTRACT The corn leafhopper, Dalbulus maidis (DeLong & Wolcott) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), is a vector of three maize, Zea mays L., pathogens that have become limiting factors for maize productionExpand
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Filth Fly Transmission of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica to Lettuce, Lactuca sativa
Abstract Filth flies have been implicated in the dispersal of human disease pathogens; however, the epidemiological parameters of the transmission of human pathogens from flies to plants are largelyExpand
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Retention of Cucurbit Yellow Vine Disease Bacterium Serratia marcescens Through Transstadial Molt of Vector Anasa tristis (Hemiptera: Coreidae)
Abstract Retention or loss of transmissibility after molting was tested for adult and nymphal squash bug, Anasa tristis (De Geer), a natural vector of the plant pathogen Serratia marcescens Bizio,Expand
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Identification of Pecan Weevils through Image Processing
Abstract: Problem Statement: Pecan weevil is one of the most destructive pests of Oklahoma. The scope of this study is to develop a recognition system that can serve in a wireless imaging networkExpand
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