Bemisia: Bionomics and Management of a Global Pest

  • Philip A. Stansly
  • Steven E. Naranjo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Taxonomy, Molecular Systematics, and Gene Flow in the Bemisia tabaci complex and Bemisia relatives

  3. Biology and Ecology of Bemisia tabaci

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-107
    2. Gregory P. Walker, Thomas M. Perring, Thomas P. Freeman
      Pages 109-160
    3. Rosemarie C. Rosell, Jacquelyn L. Blackmer*, Henryk Czosnek, Moshe Inbar
      Pages 161-183
    4. Steven E. Naranjo, Steven J. Castle, Paul J. De Barro, Shu-Sheng Liu
      Pages 185-226
  4. Biology and Epidemiology of Bemisia tabaci-Vectored Viruses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-231
    2. Enrique Moriones, Jesús Navas-Castillo
      Pages 259-282
    3. William M. Wintermantel
      Pages 319-331
    4. Scott Adkins, Susan E. Webb, Pamela D. Roberts, Chandrasekar S. Kousik, Philip A. Stansly, Benny D. Bruton et al.
      Pages 333-337
    5. Gian Paolo Accotto, Luca Sardo
      Pages 339-345
  5. Management of Bemisia tabaci in Diverse Cropping Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-348
    2. Judit Arnó, Rosa Gabarra, Tong-Xian Liu, Alvin M. Simmons, Dan Gerling
      Pages 385-421

About this book


Bemisia tabaci (Gennedius) has distinguished itself from the more than 1000 whitefly species in the world by it adaptability, persistence and potential to damage a wide range of agricultural and horticultural crops in all six of the world’s inhabited continents. B. tabaci inflicts plant damage through direct feeding, inducement of plant disorders, vectoring of plant viruses and excretion of honeydew. This book collates multiple aspects of the pest ranging from basic to applied science and molecular to landscape levels of investigation. Experts in multiple disciplines provide broad, but detailed summaries and discussion of taxonomy, genetics, anatomy, morphology, physiology, behavior, ecology, symbiotic relationships, virus vector associations and various tactics for integrated management of this pest insect. The book is focused primarily on progress during the last 10-15 years and is directed at workers in the field as well as the informed professional who may not necessarily specialize in whitefly research. The book is unique in providing broad coverage in relatively few chapters by recognized experts that highlight the state-of-the-art in our understanding of this fascinating but troublesome cosmopolitan pest.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Philip A. Stansly
    • 1
  • Steven E. Naranjo
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. Food & Agricultural Sciences(IFAS), Southwest Florida Research &University of FloridaImmokaleeUSA
  2. 2.Arid-Land Agricultural Research CenterUSDA-ARSMaricopaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-2459-6
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-2460-2
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