Host suitability comparison between the MEAM1 and AsiaII 1 cryptic species of Bemisia tabaci in cotton-growing zones of Pakistan.

@article{Ahmed2014HostSC,
  title={Host suitability comparison between the MEAM1 and AsiaII 1 cryptic species of Bemisia tabaci in cotton-growing zones of Pakistan.},
  author={Muhammad Z Ahmed and Muhammad Naveed and Muhammad Noor ul Ane and Shun-xiang Ren and Paul J. De Barro and Bao-Li Qiu},
  journal={Pest management science},
  year={2014},
  volume={70 10},
  pages={1531-7}
}
BACKGROUND Bemisia tabaci is a cryptic species complex. In Pakistan, members of the complex, MEAM1 and AsiaII 1, are the predominant species infesting cotton. The biology of the two on cotton, collard, cucumber and tomato was studied. RESULTS In all cases there were significant interactions between species and host. MEAM1 developmental periods did not differ significantly across hosts, whereas AsiaII 1 developed more slowly on vegetables than on cotton. MEAM1 survival was highest on tomato… CONTINUE READING