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Survival of Bean Pod Mottle and Cowpea Mosaic Viruses in Beetles following Intrahemocoelic Injections. Randy S. Sanderlin, Graduate Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 72701; Phytopathology 63:259-261. Accepted for publication 25 August 1972. DOI: 10.1094/Phyto-63-259.

Bean leaf beetles, Cerotoma trifurcata, transmitted bean pod mottle virus (BPMV) and cowpea mosaic virus (CPMV) after injection of purified virus into the hemocoel. The transmission rate by injected beetles was considerably less than transmission by beetles that acquired the virus by an acquisition feed. BPMV and CPMV were recovered from hemolymph after injection of virus, although CPMV was recovered at a significantly higher rate than BPMV. There is an indication that BPMV is inactivated in bean leaf beetle hemolymph at a faster rate than CPMV or the cowpea strain of southern bean mosaic virus.

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