Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

VIII International Symposium on Thysanoptera and Tospoviruses, California, USA, 11-15 September 2005.

Abstract

These proceedings contain the abstracts of 97 papers on Tospoviruses and associated vectors under Thysanoptera. Topics covered include the following: thrips oviposition and dispersal; genetic diversity of Tospovirus isolates; use of entomophilic nematodes for biological control of thrips; temporal and spatial distribution of thrips; pathogenicity and transmission of Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV); chemical control of TSWV; PCR assay for Thrips palmi; Australian acacia thrips; flight responses to semiochemicals in Frankliniella occidentalis; management of thrips using natural enemies; virus resistance in tomato; molecular identification of thrips species; contemporary issues in Tospovirus molecular biology; natural infections of TSWV in weeds; host range of some thrips species; pathogenicity of entomogenous fungi against Scirtothrips dorsalis; anatomy and development of thrips relative to Tospovirus acquisition; evolution and genetic diversity among Thysanoptera; sequences of glycoprotein genes in Tospovirus; epidemiology of Tospoviruses in South and Southeast Asia; phylogenetic analysis of Frankliniella and Thrips; integrated management of thrips; epidemiology of TSWV in vegetables; evaluation of hot pink traps to monitor pests of ornamental crops; population dynamics of Thrips obscuratus; and host selection, feeding and mating behaviour of thrips.