The Whitefly Genome – White Paper: A Proposal to Sequence Multiple Genomes of Bemisia tabaci

  • Henryk CzosnekEmail author
  • Judith K. Brown


The whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius 1889), complex (Brown et al. 1995) can cause extensive damage to crop and ornamental plants. Damage can be biotype specific, including induction of physiological disorders due to feeding alone. More importantly, whitefly transmitted plant viruses cause diseases, which affect fiber, vegetable, and ornamental crops. Most whiteflies in general colonize woody species, while very few utilize herbaceous plants. In this respect, B. tabaci is unique in colonizing herbaceous plant species.


Cryptic Species Insecticide Resistance Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus Cytoplasmic Incompatibility Tomato Yellow Leaf 
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The 2006 “White Paper” Committee : Scott Atkins, Judith K. Brown (Co-Chair), Laura Boykin, Henryk Czosnek (Chair), Paul De Barro, Don Frohlich, Murad Ghanim, Margarita Hadjistylli, Abdel Hanafi, Moshe Lapidot, Cindy McKenzie, Shai Morin, Jane Polston, Rosemarie Rosell, Robert Shatters (Co-Chair), Xiomara Sinisterra, and William Wintermantel. Supported by The United States-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development (awards IS-3479-03 and IS-4062-07), The Israel Science Foundation (award 884/07) and by The University of Arizona ARL Biotechnology Core Facility.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of AgricultureThe Robert H. Smith Institute for Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Hebrew University of JerusalemRehovotIsrael
  2. 2.School of Plant Sciences, The University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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