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Digestive and feeding physiology of Grape Phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae Ftch)

Kingston, Kim


Grape phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae Fitch, Hemiptera: Phylloxeridae) is a worldwide pest of the viticulture industry due to damage caused to the root system of the European grapevine, Vitis vinifera L. (Vitaceae). The main management option for radicicolae grape phylloxera is the use of resistant rootstocks, however due to the success of this management option a range of questions relating to the biology, nutrition and feeding behaviour of the pest insect remain unanswered. This...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-01-24T03:24:17Z
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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