Whitefly infestations: The Christmas Invasion

@article{Dalton2006WhiteflyIT,
  title={Whitefly infestations: The Christmas Invasion},
  author={Rex Dalton},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={443},
  pages={898-900}
}
  • R. Dalton
  • Published 25 October 2006
  • Biology
  • Nature
The cheerful leaves of the poinsettia could be hiding an unwelcome visitor this festive season. Rex Dalton goes in search of the whitefly, a potentially devastating pest. 

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