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Host plants of Bemisia tabaci Genn. in Northern Nigeria
 
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Department of Crop Protection, Institute for Agricultural Research/Faculty of Agriculture Ahmadu Bello University, P.M.B. 1044, Zaria, Nigeria
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Matthew D. Alegbejo
Department of Crop Protection, Institute for Agricultural Research/Faculty of Agriculture Ahmadu Bello University, P.M.B. 1044, Zaria, Nigeria
 
Journal of Plant Protection Research 2005;45(2):93–98
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Intensive surveys conducted at Samaru and its environs in the northern Guinea Savanna of Nigeria between October 2000 and September 2002, indicated that Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) infests forty two (thirty three cultivated and seven wild) species of plants. Twenty nine of the plants were found in upland, two in the lowland and eleven in both upland and lowland (fadama) areas. Heavily infested plants were distorted, chlorotic and stunted. Symptoms of virus infection were associated with some of the infested plants. This is the first comprehensive report of hosts of B. tabaci in Nigeria.
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