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Citrus Leprosis Virus Vectored by Brevipalpus phoenicis (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) on Citrus in Brazil
This review contains information about the history of the etiology of citrus leprosis, its geographical distribution, host range, the role of the mite vectors, viral morphology and relationships with the infected cell, and transmissibility of the virus by the mites.
Host Plants of Brevipalpus californicus, B. obovatus, and B. phoenicis (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) and their Potential Involvement in the Spread of Viral Diseases Vectored by these Mites
The family Tenuipalpidae has over 622 species in 30 genera described worldwide. A total of 928 plant species in 513 genera within 139 families are recorded hosts of one or more of the following
Brevipalpus californicus, B. obovatus, B. phoenicis, and B. lewisi (Acari: Tenuipalpidae): a Review of their Biology, Feeding Injury and Economic Importance
Stunting of leaves and the development of Brevipalpus galls on terminal buds were recorded on sour orange, Citrus aurantium L., seedlings heavily infested with B. californicus in an insectary.
Citrus Leprosis and its Status in Florida and Texas: Past and Present
It is concluded that citrus leprosis no longer exists in Florida nor occurs in Texas citrus based on a lack ofLeprosis symptoms on leaves, fruit, and twigs of sweet orange citrus varieties surveyed in Florida and failure to find virus particles or viroplasm inclusion bodies in suspect samples from both Florida and Texas examined by TEM.
Life 48: A Basic Computer Program to Calculate Life Table Parameters for an Insect or Mite Species
A computer program in BASIC was developed following methods used by Birch (1948) to calculate life table parameters for an arthropod from experimental data to run on VAX minicomputer or IBM microcomputer compatibles.
First Report of Citrus leprosis virus in Panama.
This is the first report of the presence of the CiLV in Central America, suggesting that the virus has spread northward from South America.
Diversity and Seasonal Abundance of Predacious Mites in Alabama Satsuma Citrus
Analysis of fruit, leaf and orchard ground cover plant samples collected in fall (October) 2005 showed greater abundance of phytoseiid mites on ground cover plants than on citrus fruit and leaves, suggesting that ground cover Plants may serve as overwintering reservoirs for predacious mites.
Biology of Eutetranychus Banksi: Life Tables on ‘Marsh’ Grapefruit Leaves at Different Temperatures (Acari: Tetranychidae)
Females of Eutetranychus banksi appears to have a higher intrinsic rate of increase between 28-30°C compared to published data for Panonychus citri (McGregor); sex ratio was strongly biased toward females between 20 and 30°C and declined to 68% at 15 °C and 61% at 32°C.