Occurrence and frequency of subgroup I-6 spiroplasma in arthropods associated with old fields in Maryland and Virginia.

@article{Hackett1984OccurrenceAF,
  title={Occurrence and frequency of subgroup I-6 spiroplasma in arthropods associated with old fields in Maryland and Virginia.},
  author={Kevin Hackett and Truman B. Clark and Alastair Hicks and Robert Franklin Whitcomb and Elinar Lowry and Shivani Batra},
  journal={Israel journal of medical sciences},
  year={1984},
  volume={20 10},
  pages={
          1006-8
        }
}
The Subgroup I-6 spiroplasma, "Maryland Flower Spiroplasma," originally discovered on fall flowers and subsequently recovered from a syrphid fly and a beetle triungulin, was isolated from two new fall flower hosts and from the guts of nine nectar-imbibing insect species. These data, together with lack of recovery of I-6 spiroplasma from foliage-feeding, plant-sucking, or flightless flower-associated insects, suggest that I-6 spiroplasma may infect and be disseminated by nectar- or pollen… CONTINUE READING

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