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A Study of the Mononychellus (Acari: Tetranychidae) Species Complex from Selected Cassava Growing Areas of Africa Using Principal Component Analysis

  • L. M. Rogo
  • W. Oloo
  • S. Nokoe
  • H. Magalit
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Abstract

A study of several populations of the cassava green mites from eleven African countries representing wide ranging ecological zones were studied using a Principal Component Analysis. This study revealed that there is only one species of the Mononychellus present on cassava in Africa and is here designated M. tanajoa.

Key Words

Mononychellus tanajoa Mononychellus progresivus Principal Component Analysis cassava setae 

Résumé

Une etude de plusier populations des acariens vertes du manioc de onze pays africains représentant une zone écologique variée a été faite en utilisant l’analyse de la composante principale. Cette etude a démontré qu’il a qu’une seule espèce de mites du genus Mononychellus présente sur le manioc en Afrique et cette espèce est appellee Mononychellus tanajoa.

Mots Cléfs

Mononychellus tanajoa Mononychellus progresivus analyse de la composante principale manioc cerques 

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© ICIPE 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. M. Rogo
    • 1
  • W. Oloo
    • 1
  • S. Nokoe
    • 1
  • H. Magalit
    • 1
  1. 1.The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)NairobiKenya

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