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So many thrips – so few tospoviruses ?

  title={So many thrips – so few tospoviruses ?},
  author={Laurence A. Mound},
Tospoviruses are considered to be dependent on Thysanoptera for their existence in nature, but scarcely 0.15% of Thysanoptera species (9 of 5500) are known to be vectors. Moreover, these vector species are not closely related to each other, suggesting either that many thrips species have lost an association with tospoviruses or that each Tospovirus species has evolved an independent relationship with a thrips species. The lack of evidence for a long evolutionary relationship between thrips and… 

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