Acquisition, circulation and transmission of begomoviruses by their whitefly vectors

Abstract

Some geminiviruses are transmitted by the whitefly Bemisia tabaci in a circulative manner. These geminiviruses are assigned to the genus Begomovirus within the family Geminiviridae. The route followed by begomoviruses in their insect vector and the velocity of translocation of the various viruses seem to be intrinsic to the whitefly, not to the virus. Subsequent to ingestion during feeding on an infected plant, viruses are first associated with the stylet food canal and then to the proximal part of the descending Correspondence/Reprint request: Dr. Henryk Czosnek, The Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot 76100, Israel E-mail: czosnek@agri.huji.ac.il

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@inproceedings{Palombo2008AcquisitionCA, title={Acquisition, circulation and transmission of begomoviruses by their whitefly vectors}, author={Enzo A. Palombo and Carl D Kirkwood and Henryk Hanokh Czosnek}, year={2008} }