Thrips and Tospoviruses:
This Symposium, officially titled Thrips, Plants, Tospoviruses: the
Millennial Review, was held in
The meetings themselves proved very successful, despite some tospovirus workers indicating that they had no interest in thrips, and some thrips workers indicating that they had no interest in viruses. This was not unexpected. But the fact remains that tospoviruses are dependent on thrips for their survival in the field, and thrips are much more important as crop pests when they are vectoring tospoviruses. Moreover, the many biological phenomena involved in the interactions between plants, topoviruses and thrips remain remarkably little understood, in particular the origin (or origins) of their relationships. Indeed, one of the strongest signals coming from the meetings concerned our lack of evolutionary understanding, and thus our inability to predict the past or future trajectory of these relationships.
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Section I: THRIPS VECTORS OF TOSPOVIRUSES (all links below to PDF files)
So many thrips - so few tospoviruses?
The pest and vector from the
East: Thrips palmi.
The pest and vector from the
West: Frankliniella occidentalis.
Section II: VECTOR/VIRUS INTERACTIONS
The transmission specificity
and efficiency of tospoviruses.
The route of TSWV inside
the thrips body in relation to transmission efficiency.
of defective isolates of Tomato spotted wilt virus by Frankliniella
in transmission of TSWV by Frankliniella occidentalis result from
distinct virus accumulation.
Accumulation and transmission
of TSWV at larval and adult stages in six thrips species: distinct patterns
between Frankliniella and Thrips.
Section III: ASPECTS OF VECTOR EFFICIENCY
The vector capability
of Thrips tabaci.
Efficiency of north
western Italian thrips populations in transmitting tospoviruses.
Aspects of vector
thrips biology and epidemiology of tospoviruses in Australia.
Section IV: TOSPOVIRUS CHARACTERIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
Transmission of Iris
Yellow Spot Tospovirus.
of Tomato chlorotic spot virus from hydroponic grown lettuce in Brazil.
Resistance to tospoviruses
Management of TSWV on
tomatoes with UV-reflective mulch and acibenzolar-S-methyl.
N – N and N –
RNA Interactions in TSWV.
Section V: THRIPS ECOLOGY
Ecology of thrips.
Predation of Frankliniella
occidentalis by Orius insidiosus on plant hosts serving as
sources of populations infesting fruit orchards.
in behavior and its role in thrips ecology.
Influence of parasitism
by Thripinema fuscum on dynamics of local populations of Frankliniella
Recent advances in
the nutritional ecology of Thysanoptera, or the lack thereof.
Section VI: THRIPS HOST PLANT RELATIONSHIPS
Thrips: the primeval pollinators?
in Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) by a specialist thrips
Western flower thrips
feeding on pollen, and its implications for control.
Preference and performance
of western flower thrips.
Effects of plant volatiles
on the feeding and oviposition of Thrips tabaci.
to plant odours.
Growth damage and silvery
damage in chrysanthemum caused by Frankliniella occidentalis is
related to leaf food quality.
Section VII: CONTROL STRATEGIES
A push-pull strategy
for improving biological control of western flower thrips on chrysanthemums.
kellyanus on citrus in eastern Sicily.
as a pest of leek cultivated in different conditions.
Reducing spread of
TSWV on ornamental plants by biological control of western flower thrips.
on damage by Frankliniella intonsa to cotton in the Cukurova region
Determining the favourable
sampling time for Frankliniella intonsa on cotton.
Developing methods for
testing the resistance of white cabbage against Thrips tabaci.
Thrips control on
protected sweet pepper crops: enhancement by means of Orius laevigatus
Section VIII - THRIPS BEHAVIOUR
Diurnal activity of
New Zealand flower thrips on stonefruit in spring and at harvest.
Ectoparasitism in thrips
and its significance for tospovirus evolution.
Chemical defence in
Thrips as architects:
modes of domicile construction in arid Australia.
Section IX - THRIPS FAUNISTICS
survey of the species occurring at Parque Estadual de Itapu�, Viam�o,
Temporal and spatial dynamics
of thrips populations in mountainous meadows.
The dynamics of the sex ratio
index of thrips populations in mountainous meadows.
The Thysanoptera Fauna of
On the occurrence
of Thysanoptera in Poland.
Thrips from coloured
water traps in Serbian wheat fields.
Thrips in Slovenia.
Eight species of Thysanoptera
newly recorded from Italy.
Section X: THRIPS TAXONOMY
Identification of thrips
using ITS-RFLP analysis.
Genetic variation within
and among populations of Aeolothrips intermedius.
among populations of Frankliniella intonsa.
Variation of Thrips
tabaci in colour and size.