Physiological responses of onion germplasms to Iris yellow spot virus and onion thrips (Thrips tabaci)
Onion (Allium cepa L.) is the most economically important monocot outside of the grasses. Onion thrips (Thrips tabaci), a cosmopolitan and polyphagous insect, infests and damages onion crops grown between sea level and 2,000 m. In recent years, onion thrips has emerged as the principal vector of the economically important Iris yellow spot virus (IYSV, family Bunyaviridae). Any attempt to significantly reduce the economic impact of this pest/pathogen will require a multifaceted approach designed in an IPM framework. Host plant resistance is an important foundation to the success of such approaches, ...
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