First Report and Distribution of the Indian Mustard Aphid, Lipaphis erysimi pseudobrassicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var capitata) in Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Fening, K.O.
dc.contributor.author Forchibe, E.E.
dc.contributor.author Wamonje, F.O.
dc.contributor.author Adama, I.
dc.contributor.author Afreh-Nuamah, K.
dc.contributor.author Carr, J.P.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-14T10:25:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-14T10:25:05Z
dc.date.issued 2020-04-09
dc.identifier.citation K O Fening, E E Forchibe, F O Wamonje, I Adama, K Afreh-Nuamah, J P Carr, First Report and Distribution of the Indian Mustard Aphid, Lipaphis erysimi pseudobrassicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var capitata) in Ghana, Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 113, Issue 3, June 2020, Pages 1363–1372, https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toaa057 en_US
dc.identifier.other doi: 10.1093/jee/toaa057
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/35591
dc.description Research Article en_US
dc.description.abstract The presence of large colonies of aphids is associated with a devastating novel necrotic disease of cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) in Ghana that is thought to be of viral etiology. In this study, we used molecular taxonomic tools to identify the aphid species present on these diseased cabbage plants. This was confirmed using two key features for morphological identification, involving the length of cornicles and shape of cauda for the wingless forms of the aphids. Two species of aphids were identified and their distribution in Ghana indicated. One was the generalist aphid Myzus persicae (Sulzer) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) but the most abundant was the brassica specialist aphid, Lipaphis erysimi pseudobrassicae (Davis) (Hemiptera: Aphididae), which is one of the most destructive pests of brassica crops in some countries in Africa and other parts of the world. L. erysimi has been reported in Benin, Mali, South Africa, India, China, and United States, but this is the first formal report of L. erysimi pseudobrassicae in Ghana. The correct identification of L. erysimi is crucial, suggesting that it has recently become one of the most common species of aphid found on cabbage plants in Ghana. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Cambridge-Africa Partnership for Research Excellence (CAPREx), the ALBORADA Trust, the UK Biotechnological and Biological Research Council (BBSRC) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Impact Acceleration Account (BB/GCRF-IAA/04) and the BBSRC CONNECTED Network (BB/R005397/1). F.O.W. was supported by a grant to JPC from the BBSRC SCPRID scheme (BB/ J011762/1) and by a Royal Society-FLAIR Fellowship (Grant number FLR\R1\190462). en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Horticultural Entomology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 113;3
dc.subject st report en_US
dc.subject identification en_US
dc.subject aphids en_US
dc.subject Virus en_US
dc.subject cabbage en_US
dc.title First Report and Distribution of the Indian Mustard Aphid, Lipaphis erysimi pseudobrassicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var capitata) in Ghana en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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