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BIOINFOLET - A Quarterly Journal of Life Sciences
Year : 2012, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
First page : ( 61) Last page : ( 65)
Print ISSN : 0973-1431. Online ISSN : 0976-4755.

Relationship of Soybean Mosaic Virus with its Aphid Vectors

Balgude Y. S., Sawant D. M.

Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri-413 722. India. (M. S.)

Online published on 17 January, 2012.


Soybean mosaic virus (SMV) was transmitted more efficiently by Myzus persicae, than Aphis gossypii, Aphis craccivora and Aphis glycines. Ten adults of Myzus persicae per plant with acquisition access of 10 minutes and inoculation access of 15 minutes showed maximum infection. Pre-acquisition starvation for 1 hour was beneficial, while post-starvation upto 2 hours resulted in very low transmission. The feeding aphid lost its infectivity after 1 hour. The studies indicated non-persistent relationship of SMV with Myzus persicae.



Myzus persicae, potyvirus, acquisition access, pre-acquisition starvation, post-acquisition starvation, transmission efficiency.


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