Special Issue "Insect Vectors of Plant Pathogens"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020) | Viewed by 37661
Interests: vector-plant-pathogen interactions; vector ecology; vector behaviour
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Insect vectors are responsible for driving and spreading the most devastating plant disease epidemics. Many are emerging diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and phytoplasmas that challenge a wide range of crops worldwide. In this Special Issue, we will focus on the ecology, behavior, and transmission of plant pathogens by insect vectors of plant disease such as aphids, whiteflies, psyllids, spittlebugs, leafhoppers, and thrips. Furthermore, we will focus on the interactions between insect vectors and their pathogens in a changing environment. Finally, novel control tactics against insect vectors as a way to limit disease spread will also be addressed.
Prof. Alberto Fereres
Manuscript Submission Information
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- vector-plant-pathogen interactions
- vector ecology
- vector behavior
- vector control