Obok, E., Wetten, A., & Allainguillaume, J. 2018 Electropenetrography application and molecular-based virus detection in mealybug (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) vectors of Cacao swollen shoot virus on Theobroma cacao L.. Annals of Agricultural Sciences https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aoas.2018.04.004


  • virus
  • virus transmission
  • Notes: This study was set out (1) to analyse the feeding behaviour of two West African and one non-West African mealybug species, Planococcus citri (Risso) and Pseudococcus longispinus (Targioni Tozzetti) and Ps. viburni (Signoret) respectively on CSSV-free cacao. and (2) to provide molecularbased information on the ability of these mealybugs to acquire and transmit the ‘New Juaben’ CSSV strain from CSSV-infected cacao.