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Analysis of the variability and transmission of begomovirus by specimens belonging to Bemisia tabaci New World 2 group

Grant number: 12/17373-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2012
Effective date (End): July 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy - Plant Health
Principal Investigator:Renate Krause Sakate
Grantee:Bruno Rossitto de Marchi
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agronômicas (FCA). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil


The whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci) are recognized as one of the most important pest of the century, mainly because they are vectors of begomoviruses. They are insects with high biological variability and are classified as a complex of species sub-divided into 11 sub groups containing at least 29 species morphologically indistinguishable. Between these species, only Middle East-Asia Minor 1 (MEAM1), New World 1 (NW1) and New World 2 (NW2) were detected in Brazil so far. The species MEAM1, also known as biotype B, is recognized as the largest of worldwide distribution, while species native to the Americas belonging to the group New World are still poorly studied, mainly because they have been discovered (as in NW2) recently and its genetic variability and epidemiological importance in the transmission of begomovirus is still unknown. In this work, we intend to evaluate the capacity of New World 2 species to transmit begomovirus and the number of haplotypes found in the sampled areas. Whiteflies at different locations in the State of São Paulo will be collected and the mitochondrial gene cytochroma oxidase I (mtCOI) analyzed by RFLP and sequencing for identification of species and variability analysis. The presence of begomovirus directly into the insect will be evaluated by RCA-PCR and will indicate whether the species NW2 is a vector or not of begomovirus. A pure colony of the species NW2 will be established to enable assays of begomovirus transmission by the insect. (AU)

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BARBOSA, LEONARDO DA FONSECA; YUKI, VALDIR ATSUSHI; MARUBAYASHI, JULIO MASSAHARU; DE MARCHI, BRUNO ROSSITTO; PERINI, FERNANDO LUIS; PAVAN, MARCELO AGENOR; DE BARROS, DANIELLE RIBEIRO; GHANIM, MURAD; MORIONES, ENRIQUE; NAVAS-CASTILLO, JESUS; et al. First report of Bemisia tabaci Mediterranean (Q biotype) species in Brazil. Pest Management Science, v. 71, n. 4, p. 501-504, . (13/12377-1, 12/17373-1)
BARBOSA, LEONARDO DA F.; MARUBAYASHI, JULIO M.; DE MARCHI, BRUNO R.; YUKI, VALDIR A.; PAVAN, MARCELO A.; MORIONES, ENRIQUE; NAVAS-CASTILLO, JESUS; KRAUSE-SAKATE, RENATE. Indigenous American species of the Bemisia tabaci complex are still widespread in the Americas. Pest Management Science, v. 70, n. 10, SI, p. 1440-1445, . (13/12377-1, 12/17373-1, 10/17313-3)
Academic Publications
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MARCHI, Bruno Rossitto de. Associação de begomovírus e crinivírus com bemisia tabaci espécie new world 2 e Trialeurodes vaporariorum. 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências Agronômicas. Botucatu Botucatu.

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