Thrips tabaci Lind. as a Vector of Plant Virus Disease


Two years ago, there was discovered in a commercial glasshouse in Cardiff a plant of Solanum capsicastrum which was affected with a virus disease in which the symptoms consisted of numerous concentric circles on the leaves. This virus has been investigated at Cambridge; it has been transmitted by artificial means to various hosts, including the tobacco plant, on which it produces a typical ringspot disease.1

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    Smith, Kenneth M., Ann. Appl. Biol., 18 No. 1.

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    Samuel, G., Bald, J. G. and Pittman, H. A., Bull. 44, Coun. Sci. Indust. Res. Australia.

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SMITH, K. Thrips tabaci Lind. as a Vector of Plant Virus Disease. Nature 127, 852–853 (1931).

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