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New invasion of Bemisia tabaci Mediterranean species in Brazil associated to ornamental plants

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de Moraes, Leticia Aparecida [1] ; Marubayashi, Julio Massaharu [1] ; Yuki, Valdir Atsushi [2] ; Ghanim, Murad [3] ; Bello, Vinicius Henrique [1] ; De Marchi, Bruno Rossitto [1] ; Barbosa, Leonardo da Fonseca [4] ; Boykin, Laura M. [5, 6] ; Krause-Sakate, Renate [1] ; Pavan, Marcelo Agenor [1]
Total Authors: 10
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Sch Agr, Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[2] Ctr Fitossanidade, Inst Agron Campinas, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] Volcani Ctr, Inst Plant Protect, Dept Entomol, Bet Dagan - Israel
[4] Inst Fed Sudeste de Minas Gerais, Campus Rio, Pomba, MG - Brazil
[5] Univ Western Australia, ARC Ctr Excellence Plant Energy Biol, Perth, WA 6009 - Australia
[6] Univ Western Australia, Sch Chem & Biochem, Perth, WA 6009 - Australia
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: PHYTOPARASITICA; v. 45, n. 4, p. 517-525, SEP 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 9

In Brazil, the first major invasion event of Bemisia tabaci was that of Middle East-Asia Minor 1 (MEAM1) species, formerly termed as B biotype, which commenced in the 1990s mainly by ornamental plants in So Paulo State. More than two decades after this invasion, the presence of the Mediterranean (MED) species of B. tabaci, formerly Q biotype, was reported in Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost State of Brazil, and now in So Paulo and Parana States, in southeastern Brazil. Specimens of whiteflies collected from commercial begonia, hydrangea, petunia and poinsettia greenhouses in So Paulo, and also from begonias and poinsettias collected in flower shops in Parana, were all identified as belonging to MED species. Furthermore, the secondary endosymbionts Arsenophonus, Hamiltonella and Rickettsia of MED from So Paulo and Parana were detected by PCR and their presence confirmed by sequencing and FISH analysis, and those results differed from MED detected in Rio Grande do Sul that harbored only Hamiltonella and Cardinium. Our results suggest a new MED invasion into Brazil and is associated with ornamental plants. The two MED populations are genetically different and suggest that they are separate invasions. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/21773-0 - Whitefly associated with ornamental plants: pest or viral vector, and the relationship between the endosymbiotic associations and the transmission of Begomoviruses and Criniviruses
Grantee:Marcelo Agenor Pavan
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants