International Sugar Journal

Symbiotic viruses help host insects override the plant’s defenses [Registered]

More than 5,000 aphid species are known, many of which are pests that result in significant economic losses in a wide range of crops worldwide. Aphids possess several types of symbiotic microorganisms, particularly symbiotic bacteria and viruses. The mutualistic relationship with viruses is an aspect of plant disease has not been well explored.

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