POSSIBLE HERBACEOUS HOSTS FOR XIPHINEMA INDEX IN VIRUS TRANSMISSION EXPERIMENTS

COIRO, M.I.; SERINO, M.

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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