Genetics and Transcriptomics of Vectors and Host Plants

Recent Publications:

A Review on Transcriptional Responses of Interactions between Insect Vectors and Plant Viruses (link)

Defense-Related Gene Expression Following an Orthotospovirus Infection Is Influenced by Host Resistance in Arachis hypogaea (link)

Comparison of Transcriptomes of an Orthotospovirus Vector and Non-Vector Thrips Species (link)

Biology and Physiology of Vectors, Hosts, and Pathogens

Recent Publications:

Whitefly-Mediated Transmission and Subsequent Acquisition of Highly Similar and Naturally Occurring Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus Variants (link)

Virus Accumulation and Whitefly Performance Modulate the Role of Alternate Host Species as Inoculum Sources of Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus (link)

Virus-virus Interactions in a Plant Host and in a Hemipteran Vector: Implications for Vector Fitness and Virus Epidemics (link)

Plant Resistance

Recent Publications:

Impact of Host Resistance to Tomato Spotted Wilt Orthotospovirus in Peanut Cultivars on Virus Population Genetics and Thrips Fitness (link)

Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus-Resistant and -Susceptible Tomato Genotypes Similarly Impact the Virus Population Genetics (link)

Resistance to Thrips in Peanut and Implications for Management of Thrips and Thrips-Transmitted Orthotospoviruses in Peanut (link)

Applied Management and Monitoring

Recent Publications:

Combining Cultural Tactics and Insecticides for the Management of the Sweetpotato Whitefly, Bemisia tabaci MEAM1, and Viruses in Yellow Squash (link)

Low Genetic Variability in Bemisia tabaci MEAM1 Populations within Farmscapes of Georgia, USA (link)

Evaluation and Optimization of Molecular and Genetic Techniques

Recent Publications:

Discrepancies in Serology-Based and Nucleic Acid-Based Detection and Quantitation of Tomato Spotted Wilt Orthotospovirus in Leaf and Root Tissues from Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Peanut Plants (link)

TSWV Symptoms in Peanut

Peanut Harvesting and Processing

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