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Agricultural Research Service

Title: Why Do We Study Auchenorrhynchan Feeding Processes?

Author
item Backus, Elaine

Submitted to: International Auchenorrhyncha Congress
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: June 15, 2005
Publication Date: August 7, 2005
Citation: Backus, E.A. 2005. Why do we study auchenorrhynchan feeding processes?. Proceedings of the 12th International Auchenorrhyncha Congress. p.I-6-7.

Interpretive Summary: The Symposium on Feeding Processes and Their Role in Hopper-Plant-Microbe Interactions will highlight the multi-facetted role of feeding in the life of insects in the group Auchenorrhyncha, principally various hoppers (like leafhoppers, treehoppers, planthoppers, etc.). Feeding is a topic that bridges across many disciplines in the study of these insects. This preview of the Symposium will give an overview of Auchenorrhynchan feeding, provide some additional information that will not be covered in the Symposium, explain why these studies are important, and introduce the major topics and speakers. Ultimately, knowledge of hopper feeding helps in development of new control methods for these pest insects.

Technical Abstract: The Symposium on Feeding Processes and Their Role in Hopper-Plant-Microbe Interactions will highlight the multi-facetted role of feeding in the life of Auchenorrhynchans, a topic that is a bridge across many disciplines in the study of these insects. The speakers in this Symposium will provide their diverse discipline's insights, both empirical and theoretical, from many points of view, into the many aspects of feeding. The Symposium will emphasize holistic blends of modern techniques, often presented by interdisciplinary teams of researchers in the field. It also will emphasize interactions between Auchenorrhynchan feeding and other organisms such as microbes (both vectored and non-vectored) and plants. This preview of the Symposium will give an overview of Auchenorrhynchan feeding, provide some additional information that will not be covered in the Symposium, explain why these studies are important, and introduce the major topics and speakers.

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