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Herbivory by Thrips tabaciAuthor(s): Deborah M. Kendall
Source: Parker, Bruce. L.; Skinner, Margaret; Lewis, Trevor, eds. Towards Understanding Thysanoptera. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-147. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 307-315.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionHerbivory by Thrips tabaci (Lindeman) affects both the bulb yield and phytohormone balance in its major host plant, the onion (Alium cepa L.). Seasonal changes in the susceptibility of onion yield to T. tabaci feeding were examined during the three growth stages of onion; prebulbing, bulbing and sizing (Kendall & Capinera 1987). The prebulbing stage is characterized by rapid leaf initiation. Increased bulb size and decreased leaf initiation occurs during bulbing. Further bulb growth and collapse of the leaf bundle characterizes the sizing stage.
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CitationKendall, Deborah M. 1991. Herbivory by Thrips tabaci. Parker, Bruce. L.; Skinner, Margaret; Lewis, Trevor, eds. Towards Understanding Thysanoptera. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-147. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 307-315.
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