Inability of the brown citrus aphid (Toxoptera citricida) to transmit citrus psorosis virus under controlled conditions
- Author(s): Hernandez-Rodriguez, Lester;
- Bertalmio, Ana;
- Rubio, Leticia;
- Roque, Rodolfo;
- Maeso, Diego;
- Rivas, Fernando
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/C471045702
Might Toxoptera citricida (BrCA) be a citrus psorosis virus (CPsV) vector? We examined CPsV transmission by the BrCA throughout two experiments. In experiment 1, 4 CPsV-infected plants bearing BrCA colonies were introduced in separated cages with 12 healthy 'Madame Vinous' sweet orange (MV) seedlings in each one (48 in total). In experiment 2, 5 BrCAs collected from each CPsV-infected plant were transferred into 3 MV seedlings for each one (12 in total) and left for a 72-h inoculation period. Both experiments were replicated once. No psorosis symptoms or CPsV detection evidences a BrCA inability for CPsV transmission under our controlled conditions.