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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGY, ETIOLOGY, GENETICS, AND CONTROL OF VIRUS DISEASES OF CORN AND SOYBEAN

Location: Corn, Soybean and Wheat Quality Research Unit

Title: Chapter 11 Insect transmitted virus and mollicute disease

Author
item Redinbaugh, Margaret

Submitted to: Maize Handbook
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: April 26, 2012
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: This chapter summarizes current information on insect-transmitted diseases of maize. These diseases are found throughout the maize growing regions of the world. These diseases are caused by viruses, phytoplasmas and spiroplasmas. The pathogens, vectors and plant hosts for the major insect-transmitted diseases of maize world-wide are reviewed. Factors leading to maize virus and mollicute disease emergence, and approaches to their control are discussed.

Technical Abstract: Insect-transmitted diseases of maize are found throughout the maize growing regions of the world. These diseases are caused by viruses, phytoplasmas and spiroplasmas. The pathogens, vectors and plant hosts for the major insect-transmitted diseases of maize world-wide are reviewed. Factors leading to maize virus and mollicute disease emergence, and approaches to their control are discussed.

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