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Hoppers at heart of red blotch

May 26th, 2016|0 Comments

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Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have identified the three-cornered alfalfa treehopper (Spissistilus festinus) as the first known vector for red blotch-associated virus in greenhouse experiments.

The researchers caution that the discovery does not mean the treehopper is the only vector. However, the finding opens new avenues for research to