Genetic variation, host specialization and ability to transmit wheat streak mosaic virus in the cryptic species complex of the wheat curl mite, Aceria tosichella (Acari: Eriophyoidea)

Funding: National Science Centre, Poland, grant no.2011/01/N/NZ8/04540

PI: Wiktoria Szydło

Co-investigators: Anna Skoracka (supervisor)

Description: The aim of the project was to assess (i) the infestation parameters of Aceria tosichella on several species of cereals and non-cultivated grasses, (ii) the genetic variation of A. tosichella populations, (iii) the ability of different A. tosichella genotypes to transmit the wheat streak mosaic virus, and (iv) the frequency of WSMV infections in cereal crops with relation to the occurrence of mites .

Selected publications:

Trzmiel K., Szydło W.,  Zarzyńska-Nowak A., Jeżewska M. 2015. First report of Brome mosaic virus (BMV) and Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) co-infection in triticale plants in Poland. Plant Disease, 99(9): 1290-1290, DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-01-15-0105-PDN

Trzmiel K., Zarzyńska-Nowak A., Lewandowska M., Szydło W. 2016. Identification of new Brome mosaic virus (BMV) isolates systemically infecting Vigna unguiculata L. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 145 (1): 233-238, DOI: 10.1007/s10658-015-0830-5

Szydło W., Hein G., Denizhan E., Skoracka A.2015. Exceptionally high levels of genetic diversity in wheat curl mite (Acari: Eriophyidae) populations from Turkey. Journal of Economic Entomology,108: 2030-2039, DOI: 10.1093/jee/tov180