The Value of Artificial Feeding Techniques in Aphid-Host-Plant Studies

  • T. E. Mittler


What can we learn about the association between aphids and their host plants by studying the behaviour, growth, and reproduction of these insects on artificial diets? This is a question that has frequently been asked. I will try to answer it from a variety of points of view, and try to show the applicability and value of this approach to our understanding of aphid—host-plant interactions.


Host Plant Artificial Diet Aphid Species Acyrthosiphon Pisum Artificial Feeding 
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  • T. E. Mittler
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  1. 1.Division of Entomology and ParasitologyUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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