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Brevipalpus oncidii, a new record for Australia is not a vector of Orchid fleck virus


Ali, RN and Davies, JT and Wilson, AJ and Wilson, CR, Brevipalpus oncidii, a new record for Australia is not a vector of Orchid fleck virus, International Journal of Acarology, 43, (1) pp. 44-51. ISSN 0164-7954 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/01647954.2016.1232310


Brevipalpus oncidii Baker was detected for the first time in Australia naturally present as a pest on Brassia verrucosa Bateman ex Lindl. orchids. Although the majority of Brevipalpus species are believed to be predominantly thelytokous, males in the population described in this study were observed to be sexually functional. In repeated transmission studies, this B. oncidii population failed to successfully acquire an isolate of Orchid fleck virus (OFV) and transmit to cymbidium hosts. Mites fed on OFV-infected cymbidium leaves initially tested positive for OFV, but this was lost within 48 hours in absence of the OFV host suggesting failure to internalize the virus within the mite.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Brevipalpus oncidii, orchid fleck virus, vector capacity, flat mite
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Horticultural production
Research Field:Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural crops
Objective Field:Ornamentals, natives, flowers and nursery plants
UTAS Author:Ali, RN (Mr Raymond Ali)
UTAS Author:Wilson, AJ (Mrs Annabel Wilson)
UTAS Author:Wilson, CR (Professor Calum Wilson)
ID Code:112133
Year Published:2017 (online first 2016)
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2016-10-27
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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