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Transmission of Corn Stunt Mycoplasma by the Leafhopper Baldulus tripsaci. Robert R. Granados, Associate Virologist, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Yonkers, New York 10701; Robert F. Whitcomb, Research Entomologist, Entomology Research Division, ARS, USDA, Beltsville, Maryland 20705. Phytopathology 61:240-241. DOI: 10.1094/Phyto-61-240.

Corn stunt mycoplasma (CSM) was transmitted by a newly described leafhopper species, Baldulus tripsaci. The leafhopper was moderately efficient in the transmission of CSM, and may be used experimentally in routine research. Baldulus tripsaci may eventually be implicated as a vector of CSM in the field.

Additional keywords: Homoptera:Cicadellidae.