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Genetic identity of the Bemisia tabaci species complex and association with high cotton leaf curl disease (CLCuD) incidence in Pakistan.
A strong association between disease incidence and vector identity and abundance has been shown, and it is shown that the Middle East-Asia Minor 1 population in Sindh formed a distinct genetic subgroup within the putative species, suggesting that the Sindh province of Pakistan may form part of its home range. Expand
Compatibility of the insect pathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana with neem against sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, on eggplant
A combined application of an entomopathogenic fungus and a botanical insecticide may benefit from both, and it has proven effective for the control of B. tabaci on eggplant. Expand
Effect of Isaria fumosoroseus on mortality and fecundity of Bemisia tabaci and Plutella xylostella
The fungal infection significantly reduced the longevity and fecundity of B. tabaci and P. xylostella and there was a significant effect of I. fumosoroseus on intrinsic rate of natural increase. Expand
The Intracellular Bacterium Wolbachia Uses Parasitoid Wasps as Phoretic Vectors for Efficient Horizontal Transmission
Evidence is provided for the horizontal transmission of Wolbachia between insect hosts by parasitic wasps, and the enhanced survival and reproductive abilities of insect hosts may adversely affect biological control programs. Expand
Inactivation of Wolbachia Reveals Its Biological Roles in Whitefly Host
The elimination of Wolbachia lead to a marked increase in the proportion of parasitoid eggs that completed their development, but the reduced size of the whitefly host was also associated with a significant reduction in the size ofThe emerging parasitoids adult and this was in turn associated withA marked reduction in adult parasitoidal longevity. Expand
Production of cuticle degrading enzymes by Isaria fumosorosea and their evaluation as a biocontrol agent against diamondback moth
Production and biocontrol efficacy of culture filtrates containing cuticle degrading enzymes from three isolates of Isaria fumosorosea against diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) was observed and can help in the development of enzyme-based biopesticides against P. xylstella. Expand
Prevalence of Endosymbionts in Bemisia tabaci Populations and Their In Vivo Sensitivity to Antibiotics
The antibiotics failed to eliminate P. aleyrodidarum from any individual of the B, Cv, and Q biotypes but eliminated the secondary endosymbionts, Arsenophonus and Wolbachia, from 50 to 80% of the adult B. tabaci. Expand
Influence of neem on susceptibility of Beauveria bassiana and investigation of their combined efficacy against sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci on eggplant
Abstract A study on the compatibility of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana with neem was conducted against sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci , on eggplant. Initially, threeExpand
Development and reproduction of Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) on three bean species
Experimental evidence in this investigation indicated that Bemisia tabaci is best adapted and shows the greatest preference for soybean of the three bean species tested in this study. Expand
Prevalence of Wolbachia Supergroups A and B in Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) and Some of Its Natural Enemies
A systematic survey of Wolbachia taxonomy in the sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), and in some of its natural enemies is reported, finding infections in B. tabaci are correlated with various whitefly genetic groups, host plants, and natural enemies as well as with geographical regions. Expand