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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2010 Vol.11 No.1 P.30-40


Viral infection of tobacco plants improves performance of Bemisia tabaci but more so for an invasive than for an indigenous biotype of the whitefly

Author(s):  Jian LIU, Meng LI, Jun-min LI, Chang-jun HUANG, Xue-ping ZHOU, Fang-cheng XU, Shu-sheng LIU

Affiliation(s):  Ministry of Agriculture Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Crop Pathogens and Insects, Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310029, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   shshliu@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Bemisia tabaci, Biotypes, Begomovirus, Vector-virus interaction, Biological invasion

Jian LIU, Meng LI, Jun-min LI, Chang-jun HUANG, Xue-ping ZHOU, Fang-cheng XU, Shu-sheng LIU. Viral infection of tobacco plants improves performance of Bemisia tabaci but more so for an invasive than for an indigenous biotype of the whitefly[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2010, 11(1): 30-40.

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The ecological effects of plant-virus-vector interactions on invasion of alien plant viral vectors have been rarely investigated. We examined the transmission of Tomato yellow leaf curl China virus (TYLCCNV) by the invasive Q biotype and the indigenous ZHJ2 biotype of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci, a plant viral vector, as well as the influence of TYLCCNV-infection of plants on the performance of the two whitefly biotypes. Both whitefly biotypes were able to acquire viruses from infected plants and retained them in their bodies, but were unable to transmit them to either tobacco or tomato plants. However, when the Q biotype fed on tobacco plants infected with TYLCCNV, its fecundity and longevity were increased by 7- and 1-fold, respectively, compared to those of the Q biotype fed on uninfected tobacco plants. When the ZHJ2 biotype fed on virus-infected plants, its fecundity and longevity were increased by only 2- and 0.5-fold, respectively. These data show that the Q biotype acquired higher beneficial effects from TYLCCNV-infection of tobacco plants than the ZHJ2 biotype. Thus, the Q biotype whitefly may have advantages in its invasion and displacement of the indigenous ZHJ2 biotype.

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