the role of eriophyoids in fungal pathogen epidemiology, mere association or true interaction?a considerable number of plant feeding mites representing different families such as acaridae, siteroptidae, tydeidae, and tarsonemidae interact with plant pathogenic fungi. while species within the eriophyoidea appear to be the most common phytophagous mites vectoring virus diseases, little is known of their role in fungal pathogen epidemiology. in the present article, we present two studies on eriophyoid-fungal relationships. the first focusing on the association between aceria mangiferae and ...201019774470
interaction of the mite aceria mangiferae with fusarium mangiferae, the causal agent of mango malformation disease.the role of the mango bud mite, aceria mangiferae, in carrying conidia of fusarium mangiferae, vectoring them into potential infection sites, and assisting fungal infection and dissemination was studied. following the mite's exposure to a green fluorescent protein-marked isolate, conidia were observed clinging to the mite's body. agar plugs bearing either bud mites or the pathogen were placed on leaves near the apical buds of potted mango plants. conidia were found in bud bracts only when both m ...200919159307
influence of life diet on the biology and demographic parameters of agistemus olivi romeih, a specific predator of eriophyid pest mites (acari: stigmaeidae and eriophyidae).the influence of various life diets on the biology and demographic parameters of the predatory mite, agistemus olivi romeih, was studied under laboratory conditions. a. olivi successfully developed and reproduced on all of the tested eriophyid mites. feeding on aceria mangiferae sayed enhanced the development of a. olivi, resulted in the shortest mean generation time and was the most commensurate food for the ovipostion of the predator, as exhibited by the highest fecundity and net reproductive ...201224575223
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