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First report of Bemisia tabaci Mediterranean (Q biotype) species in Brazil

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Barbosa, Leonardo da Fonseca [1] ; Yuki, Valdir Atsushi [2] ; Marubayashi, Julio Massaharu [1] ; De Marchi, Bruno Rossitto [1] ; Perini, Fernando Luis [3] ; Pavan, Marcelo Agenor [1] ; de Barros, Danielle Ribeiro [4] ; Ghanim, Murad [5] ; Moriones, Enrique [6] ; Navas-Castillo, Jesus [6] ; Krause-Sakate, Renate [1]
Total Authors: 11
[1] UNESP, Fac Ciencias Agron, Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[2] Ctr Fitossanidade, Inst Agron Campinas, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] Iharabras SA Ind Quim, Sorocaba - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Pelotas, Dept Fitossanidade, Pelotas - Brazil
[5] Volcani Ctr, Inst Plant Protect, Dept Entomol, Tel Aviv - Israel
[6] Univ Malaga, Consejo Super Invest Cient IHSM UMA CSIC, Inst Hort Subtrop & Mediterranea La Mayora, E-29071 Malaga - Spain
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Pest Management Science; v. 71, n. 4, p. 501-504, APR 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 22

BACKGROUND: The whitefly Bemisia tabaci is amajor cosmopolitan pest and comprises a complex of more than 36 cryptic species that cause serious damage to agricultural crops worldwide. In this study, the Mediterranean species of B. tabaci, formerly known as Q biotype, was identified for the first time in Brazil. RESULTS: Adult B. tabaci were collected from different localities and hosts from Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state of the country that borders Uruguay and Argentina. Partial sequencing of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I (mtCOI) gene indicated that B. tabaci MED species appears to be restricted to the province of Barra do Quarai, infesting Capsicum annuum cultivated in greenhouses and Ipomoea batatas in open fields. The partial mtCOI sequences obtained shared 100% nucleotide identity with reference sequences for the Q biotype reported from Uruguay. The secondary endosymbionts Hamiltonella and Cardinium were detected by PCR in the new identified MED species from Brazil, similarly to the Q biotype from Uruguay. CONCLUSION: Our results indicate the presence of the MED species in Brazil. The close monitoring of this new identified species in the southern region of Brazil is essential to avoid its geographical expansion to more important agricultural areas in the country. (C) 2014 Society of Chemical Industry (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/12377-1 - Analysis of variability of Bemisia tabaci from the New World group 2 and importance as vectors of Begomoviruses and Criniviruses
Grantee:Renate Krause Sakate
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/17373-1 - Analysis of the variability and transmission of begomovirus by specimens belonging to Bemisia tabaci New World 2 group
Grantee:Bruno Rossitto de Marchi
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master