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 Pamela D. Roberts and Philip A. Stansly},
  year={2009}
}
ABSTRACT The psyllids Diaphorina citri (Kuwayama) and Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc) (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) are vectors of Candidatus Liberibacter 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 vector—pathogen interactions begin. Their midgut is looped so that the foregut… CONTINUE READING

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