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.
Group relationships: Bemisia, Genus Bemisia
Generic synonyms: Sweet-potato Whitefly
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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 ..."