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Granulosis virus: biological control for western grapeleaf skeletonizer

Authors

Vernon M. Stern
Brian A. Federici

Authors Affiliations

Vernon M. Stern is Professor, Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside; Brian A. Federici is Professor, Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 44(3):21-22. DOI:10.3733/ca.v044n03p21. May 1990.

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Abstract

Granulosis virus disease of western grapeleaf skeletonizer acts much like a classical biological control agent. Infected males transmit the disease to healthy females during mating, and infected females transmit it to their offspring. Egg production is reduced and larval mortality is very high.

Stern V, Federici B. 1990. Granulosis virus: biological control for western grapeleaf skeletonizer. Hilgardia 44(3):21-22. DOI:10.3733/ca.v044n03p21
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