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Influence of Groundnut bud necrosis virus on the Life History Traits and Feeding Preference of Its Vector, Thrips palmi
- Daimei, Guisuibou, Raina, Harpreet Singh, Devi, Pukhrambam Pushpa, Saurav, Gunjan Kumar, Renukadevi, Perumal, Malathi, Varagur Ganesan, Senthilraja, Chinnaiah, Mandal, Bikash, Rajagopal, Raman
- Phytopathology 2017 v.107 no.11 pp. 1440-1445
- Peanut bud necrosis virus, Thrips palmi, adults, cowpeas, fecundity, feeding preferences, instars, leaves, life history, longevity, mortality, peanuts, plant diseases and disorders, plant viruses, tomatoes
- The effect of Groundnut bud necrosis virus (GBNV) infection on the life history traits of its vector, Thrips palmi, and its feeding preference on GBNV-infected plants were studied. A significant difference was observed in the developmental period (first instar to adult) between the GBNV-infected and healthy thrips, wherein the developmental period of GBNV-infected thrips was decreased. However, there was no effect on the other parameters such as preadult mortality, adult longevity, and fecundity. Further investigation on a settling and feeding choice assay of T. palmi to GBNV-infected and healthy plants showed that T. palmi preferred GBNV-infected cowpea plants more than the healthy cowpea plants. This preference was also noticed for leaf disks from GBNV-infected cowpea, groundnut, and tomato plants.