Detection, biological effects, and transmission of a virus of the aphid Rhopalosiphum padi.


A virus infecting an Illinois colony of the aphid Rhopalosiphum padi (L.) was transmitted transovarially, and significantly decreased longevity of infected aphids. The virus was detected by serological assay in R. padi colonies from North Dakota, and in two other aphid species maintained at Illinois, R. rufiabdominalis (Sasaki) and Schizaphis graminum… (More)


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