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Resistance of Selected Potato Genotypes to the Potato Psyllid (Hemiptera: Triozidae)

Diaz-Montano, John, Vindiola, Beatriz G., Drew, Nichole, Novy, Richard G., Miller, J. Creighton, Jr, Trumble, John T.
American journal of potato research 2014 v.91 no.4 pp. 363-367
Bactericera cockerelli, Hemiptera, Solanum tuberosum, Triozidae, adults, antibiosis, antibiotics, antixenosis, breeding, cages, clones, females, genotype, imagos, insect eggs, insects, integrated pest management, leaves, males, pest resistance, potatoes, progeny, rearing
The characterization of resistance of selected potato, Solanum tuberosum L., breeding clones to the potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc) (Hemiptera: Triozidae) was investigated. Antixenosis was assessed in choice tests in which a single plant of each genotype was placed inside a rearing cage, where 60 female psyllid adults were released and the number of adults and eggs on each genotype was counted 24 h later. Antibiosis was evaluated in no-choice tests in which adults (five males and five females) were confined in a cage fixed to the upper side of leaves. After 4 h of exposure, adults were removed and the number of eggs counted. The developmental time and survival of offspring were recorded until all insects became adults. All the resistant genotypes showed strong antibiotic effects to B. cockerelli. These results show promise for incorporation into an IPM program against B. cockerelli.