Journal article

The roles of entomopathogenic fungal infection of viruliferous whiteflies in controlling tomato yellow leaf curl virus

Shuai Sun, Zhuang Wang, Zhichun Zhang, Ary A Hoffmann, Huifang Guo

BIOLOGICAL CONTROL | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2021

Abstract

Efforts to control plant viral diseases have mainly focused on chemical control of their vectors and the development of plant resistance. However, the development of pesticide resistance in many vectors has meant that other vector control options such as the utilization of entomopathogens are receiving increasing attention. Entomopathogens may have the added benefit of suppressing viruses in vectors as well as killing the vectors, although this effect needs further testing under field conditions. Here, we pursue this idea by focusing on the entomopathogenic fungus Isaria javanica, isolated from Q type Bemisia tabaci (whitefly), which is considered the main vector of Tomato yellow leaf curl v..

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Grants

Awarded by Independent Innovation Fund of Agricultural Science and Technology in Jiangsu province, China


Awarded by Key Technology R&D Program of Jiangsu province, China


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by grants from the Independent Innovation Fund of Agricultural Science and Technology in Jiangsu province, China (cx (12) 3059), the Key Technology R&D Program of Jiangsu province, China (BE2015354).