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Journal of Entomology
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 198-203
DOI: 10.3923/je.2006.198.203
 
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Influence of Amino Acids on Cassava Biotype Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) When Feeding on an Artificial System

W.M.O. Thompson

Abstract:
An artificial feeding system for the cassava biotype whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) was developed and used to determine whether B. tabaci can successfully survive and oviposit eggs when feeding on amino acid diets. Sucrose 20% (W/V) plus each of 20 protein amino acids at four concentration levels (mg mL-1) were investigated. Adult whiteflies showed at least 80% survival over 96 h when feeding on sucrose 20% or sucrose 20% plus each of 19 amino acids except valine on at least one concentration. B. tabaci oviposited at least 10 eggs when feeding on diets containing sucrose 20% plus either of asparagine, glutamine, serine, glutamic acid, alanine, aspartic acid, proline or glycine on at least one concentration. Survival of at least 80% and oviposition of at least 10 eggs occurred on feeding diets containing sucrose 20% plus either of glutamine, serine, alanine, aspartic acid, proline or glycine on at least one concentration. Important applications of the feeding system and these results are discussed.
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W.M.O. Thompson , 2006. Influence of Amino Acids on Cassava Biotype Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) When Feeding on an Artificial System. Journal of Entomology, 3: 198-203.

DOI: 10.3923/je.2006.198.203

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=je.2006.198.203

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