POSSIBLE HERBACEOUS HOSTS FOR XIPHINEMA INDEX IN VIRUS TRANSMISSION EXPERIMENTS

M. I. Coiro, M. Serino

Abstract


Reproduction of an Italian, Californian and French population of Xiphinema index occurred only on Chenopodium amaranticolor, Nicotiana rustica and Petunia hybrida in a first experiment and P. hybrida and Lycopersicon esculentum cv. Moneymaker in a second. Some herbaceous plants may be suitable as host/test plants in virus transmission tests.

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