Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Spread of tristeza on citrus: Melon aphid relatively inefficient carrier of quick decline virus but at its height can ruin orchard in about five years

Authors

R. C. Dickson
R. A. Flock
E. F. Laird

Authors Affiliations

R. C. Dickson is Associate Entomologist, University of California, Riverside; R. A. Flock is Assistant Entomologist, University of California, Riverside; E. F. Laird, Jr., is Senior Laboratory Technician in Entomology, University of California, Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 10(10):4-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v010n10p4. October 1956.

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Abstract

Only five minutes are required by the melon aphid—Aphis gossypii Glover— after feeding on a diseased citrus tree, to transmit the tristeza—quick decline— virus to a healthy tree. However, the aphid does not remain infective long— probably most individuals lose their ability to transmit the virus shortly after leaving the diseased tree—and apparently only an occasional individual aphid is able to transmit the virus at all.

Dickson R, Flock R, Laird E. 1956. Spread of tristeza on citrus: Melon aphid relatively inefficient carrier of quick decline virus but at its height can ruin orchard in about five years. Hilgardia 10(10):4-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v010n10p4
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