Wheat Curl Mite-Transmitted Wheat Streak Mosaic And Triticum Mosaic Viruses

Wheat curl mite pathosystem illustration

The wheat curl mite (WCM, Aceria tosichella, Keifer) is an eriophyid mite species complex of at least 29 different genetic lineages. Of which, Type 1 and Type 2 are economically significant as pests of bread wheat in Australia, Europe, North America, South America, and the Middle East, especially because of their ability to transmit a range of phytopathogenic viruses, known as mite vectored virus diseases or MVVDs. Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) and Triticum mosaic virus (TriMV) are of particular concern to dual purpose wheat production in Texas and the Great Plains. To address this dual threat, the primary goal of our inter-disciplinary team: Shuyu Liu and Jackie Rudd is to study transmission biology of WSMV & TriMV by wheat curl mites and to elucidate the impact of host resistance on pest incidence, disease epidemiology and wheat production. Here’s our latest publication/s on the pathosystem:

Publications on this pathosystem

Gautam, S et al. Viruseshttps://doi.org/10.3390/v15081774