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Survey of leafhopper species in almond orchards infected with almond witches'-broom phytoplasma in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Dakhil H.A.
dc.contributor.author Hammad E.A.-F.
dc.contributor.author El-Mohtar C.
dc.contributor.author Abou-Jawdah Y.
dc.contributor.editor
dc.date 2011
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-18T13:13:48Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-18T13:13:48Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier 10.1673/031.011.6001
dc.identifier.issn 15362442
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10938/20188
dc.description.abstract Leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae) account for more than 80percent of all Auchenorrhynchous vectors that transmit phytoplasmas. The leafhopper populations in two almond witches'-broom phytoplasma (AlmWB) infected sites: Tanboureet (south of Lebanon) and Bourj El Yahoudieh (north of Lebanon) were surveyed using yellow sticky traps. The survey revealed that the most abundant species was Asymmetrasca decedens, which represented 82.4percent of all the leafhoppers sampled. Potential phytoplasma vectors in members of the subfamilies Aphrodinae, Deltocephalinae, and Megophthalminae were present in very low numbers including: Aphrodes makarovi, Cicadulina bipunctella, Euscelidius mundus, Fieberiella macchiae, Allygus theryi, Circulifer haematoceps, Neoaliturus transversalis, and Megophthalmus scabripennis. Allygus theryi (Horvth) (Deltocephalinae) was reported for the first time in Lebanon. Nested PCR analysis and sequencing showed that Asymmetrasca decedens, Empoasca decipiens, Fieberiella macchiae, Euscelidius mundus, Thamnottetix seclusis, Balclutha sp., Lylatina inexpectata, Allygus sp., and Annoplotettix danutae were nine potential carriers of AlmWB phytoplasma. Although the detection of phytoplasmas in an insect does not prove a definite vector relationship, the technique is useful in narrowing the search for potential vectors. The importance of this information for management of AlmWB is discussed.
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dc.language English
dc.publisher TUCSON
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Journal of Insect Science; Publication Year: 2011; Volume: 11;
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dc.title Survey of leafhopper species in almond orchards infected with almond witches'-broom phytoplasma in Lebanon
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Dakhil, H.A., Department of Agricultural Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Hammad, E.A.-F., Department of Agricultural Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation El-Mohtar, C., Department of Agricultural Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Abou-Jawdah, Y., Department of Agricultural Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Hammad, E.A.-F.; Department of Agricultural Sciences, American University of BeirutLebanon; email: efat@aub.edu.lb
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences; Department: Agricultural Sciences;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Agricultural Sciences
dc.contributor.authorDivision
dc.contributor.authorEmail haladakhil@yahoo.com; efat@aub.edu.lb; shoaamehtar@hotmail.com; abujawyf@aub.edu.lb
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Dakhil, HA
dc.contributor.authorInitials Hammad, EAF
dc.contributor.authorInitials El-Mohtar, C
dc.contributor.authorInitials Abou-Jawdah, Y
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dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Hammad, EAF (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Dept Agr Sci, Beirut, Lebanon.
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dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.pubmedID 21864154
dc.identifier.scopusID 80052097483
dc.publisher.address LIBRARY C327, TUCSON, AZ 85721 USA
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr J Insect Sci.
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Journal of Insect Science
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr J. Insect Sci.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 11
dc.source.ID WOS:000290392200001
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Aphrodinae
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword asymmetrasca decedens
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword cicadellidae
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword deltocephalinae
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword megophthalminae
dc.subject.otherIndex Almond witches'-broom phytoplasma
dc.subject.otherIndex aphrodes
dc.subject.otherIndex aphrodinae
dc.subject.otherIndex asymmetrasca decedens
dc.subject.otherIndex auchenorrhyncha
dc.subject.otherIndex balclutha
dc.subject.otherIndex candidatus phytoplasma
dc.subject.otherIndex cicadellidae
dc.subject.otherIndex cicadulina bipunctella
dc.subject.otherIndex circulifer haematoceps
dc.subject.otherIndex deltocephalinae
dc.subject.otherIndex empoasca decipiens
dc.subject.otherIndex euscelidius
dc.subject.otherIndex fieberiella
dc.subject.otherIndex hemiptera
dc.subject.otherIndex hexapoda
dc.subject.otherIndex megophthalminae
dc.subject.otherIndex megophthalmus scabripennis
dc.subject.otherIndex prunus dulcis
dc.subject.otherIndex animal
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex biodiversity
dc.subject.otherIndex classification
dc.subject.otherIndex disease carrier
dc.subject.otherIndex dna sequence
dc.subject.otherIndex genetics
dc.subject.otherIndex hemiptera
dc.subject.otherIndex lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex microbiology
dc.subject.otherIndex parasitology
dc.subject.otherIndex physiology
dc.subject.otherIndex phytoplasma
dc.subject.otherIndex plant disease
dc.subject.otherIndex polymerase chain reaction
dc.subject.otherIndex prunus
dc.subject.otherIndex animals
dc.subject.otherIndex biodiversity
dc.subject.otherIndex hemiptera
dc.subject.otherIndex insect vectors
dc.subject.otherIndex lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex phytoplasma
dc.subject.otherIndex plant diseases
dc.subject.otherIndex polymerase chain reaction
dc.subject.otherIndex prunus
dc.subject.otherIndex sequence analysis, dna
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Apple proliferation
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus 1st report
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus vectors
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus disease
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus yellows
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus trees
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus auchenorrhyncha
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus homoptera
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus nectarine
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus pathogen
dc.subject.otherWOS Entomology
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1673/031.011.6001


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