A Report on Mixed Occurrence of Tobacco Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) Biotypes B and Q in Oriental Melon Farms in Kyungpook Province, Korea

담배가루이 생태형 B와 Q가 같이 발생하는 경북 참외재배 지역 보고

  • Kim, Eunsung (Department of Plant Medical, College of Natural Sciences, Andong National University) ;
  • Kim, Yonggyun (Department of Plant Medical, College of Natural Sciences, Andong National University)
  • 김은성 (안동대학교 자연과학대학 식물의학과) ;
  • 김용균 (안동대학교 자연과학대학 식물의학과)
  • Received : 2014.07.02
  • Accepted : 2014.09.18
  • Published : 2014.12.01


The tobacco whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, infest the Oriental melon and give significant economic damage along with its virus-vectoring activity. Various biotypes of B. tabaci have been well known and are classified depending on the severity of crop damage and insecticide susceptibility. In this study, B. tabaci adults were collected in the melon fields located in Poongchun-myeon, Andong, Korea and diagnosed on their biotypes using PCR molecular markers. From the all the 11 greenhouses, B. tabaci biotype Q was identified. In addition, biotype B adults were also found from the 4 greenhouses. These results report the first occurrence of B. tabaci at the Oriental melon farms in Gyeongbuk province with mixed infection by the two biotypes in the area.


Supported by : 안동대학교


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