Leafhoppers transmit citrus stubborn disease to weed host
George H. Kaloostian
George N. Oldfield
Edmond C. Calavan, University of California
Richard L. Blue, University of California
California Agriculture 30(9):4-5. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v030n09p4.
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Researchers report a new breakthrough in studies of citrus stubborn disease. Leaf-hoppers have been shown to transmit the disease organism to and from a weed plant—from diseased periwinkle to London rocket and from diseased London rocket to healthy periwinkle.
The authors thank Oscar P. Clarke, Senior Museum Scientist, Department of Biology, U.C., Riverside, for identification of plants