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Relationship Between Aphid Infestation and Chlorophyll Content in Fabaceae Species Series botanica

Author:
Goławska, Sylwia, Krzyżanowski, Robert, Łukasik, Iwona
Source:
Acta biologica Cracoviensia 2011 v.52 no.2 pp. 76-80
ISSN:
1898-0295
Subject:
Acyrthosiphon pisum, Medicago sativa, Pisum sativum, Trifolium pratense, Vicia faba, chlorophyll, leaves
Abstract:
We determined the chlorophyll a and b levels (SPAD readings) in uninfested leaves and in leaves after 7 and 17 days of aphid infestation in four Fabaceae species (Pisum sativum L., Vicia faba L., Trifolium pretense L, Medicago sativa L.). Feeding by pea aphids Acyrthosiphon pisum Harris (Hemiptera: Aphididae) caused significant loss of chlorophyll a and b in the infested plants. Uninfested leaves on both short- and long-infestation plants had significantly higher chlorophyll a and b than infested leaves.
Agid:
4800269