The Digestive System of Diaphorina citri and Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Psyllidae)

@inproceedings{Cicero2009TheDS,
  title={The Digestive System of Diaphorina citri and Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Psyllidae)},
  author={Joseph M. Cicero and Judith K. Brown and P. D. Roberts and Philip A. Stansly},
  year={2009}
}
The psyllids Diaphorina citri (Kuwayama) and Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc) (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) are vectors ofCandidatusLiberibacter spp., bacterial agents of serious agricultural diseases. The rapidly expanding geographical distributions of these diseases dictate increasing urgency for their control. Therefore, it is important to gain a full understanding of the psyllid digestive system in which the vectorÐpathogen interactions begin. Their midgut is looped so that the foregutÐmidgut and… CONTINUE READING

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