Definition of Bemisia tabaci

1. Noun. A strain of pest accidentally imported into Florida from the Middle East then spread to California where it is a very serious pest feeding on almost all vegetable crops and poinsettias.

Exact synonyms: Poinsettia Strain, Superbug
Group relationships: Bemisia, Genus Bemisia
Generic synonyms: Sweet-potato Whitefly



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bemisia Tabaci

Beltian body
Beltway
Beltway bandit
Beltway bandits
Beluga
Belugas
Belvoir
Belvoir Hunt
Belyando spew
Belzebuth
Bemba
Bemberg
Bembergs
Bemidji
Bemisia
Bemisia tabaci (current term)
Ben
Ben Gurion
Ben Hecht
Ben Hogan
Ben Jonson
Ben Nevis
Ben Shahn
Ben Sira
Bena
Benadryl
Benares
Benas
Bence Jones albumin

Literary usage of Bemisia tabaci

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1. Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States (1994)
"For example, some scientists now believe that the 1991 infestations of the sweet potato whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) in California were in fact a different ..."

2. Viral Resistance in Plants/Viral Coat Proteins: Bibliography-January 91-July 96 by Raymond Dobert (1996)
"... whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci), the natural insect vector of the virus, and subjected to RFLP analysis. Markers on chromosomes 3 and 6 were significantly ..."

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