Use the insiders: could insect facultative symbionts control vector-borne plant diseases?

@article{Chuche2016UseTI,
  title={Use the insiders: could insect facultative symbionts control vector-borne plant diseases?},
  author={Julien Chuche and Nathalie Auricau-Bouvery and Jean-Luc Danet and Denis Thi{\'e}ry},
  journal={Journal of Pest Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={90},
  pages={51-68}
}
Insect vector-borne plant diseases, particularly those whose causative agents are viral, or phloem- and xylem-restricted bacteria, greatly impact crop losses. Since plants are immobile, the epidemiology of vector-borne diseases greatly depends on insect vectors, which are the only means of dissemination for many pathogens. The effectiveness of a vector-borne pathogen relies upon the vectorial capacity, which is affected by vector density, feeding activity on hosts, longevity before and after… CONTINUE READING