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Guiding Classical Biological Control of an Invasive Mealybug Using Integrative Taxonomy

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dc.contributor.author Beltrà Ivars, Aleixandre es_ES
dc.contributor.author Addison, Pia es_ES
dc.contributor.author Ávalos Masó, Juan Antonio es_ES
dc.contributor.author Crochard, Didier es_ES
dc.contributor.author García Mari, Ferran es_ES
dc.contributor.author Guerrieri, Emilio es_ES
dc.contributor.author Giliomee, Jan H. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Malausa, Thibaut es_ES
dc.contributor.author Navarro Campos, Cristina es_ES
dc.contributor.author Palero, Ferran es_ES
dc.contributor.author Soto Sánchez, Antonia Isabel es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-16T07:51:45Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-16T07:51:45Z
dc.date.issued 2015-06-05
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/64101
dc.description The analysed sequences were deposited in Genbank under accession numbers KP771926-KP771972. Mealybug slides are available at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Valencia, Spain). Parasitoid slides are deposited at Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Portici, Italy). es_ES
dc.description.abstract [EN] Delottococcus aberiae De Lotto (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) is a mealybug of Southern African origin that has recently been introduced into Eastern Spain. It causes severe distortions on young citrus fruits and represents a growing threat to Mediterranean citrus production. So far, biological control has proven unsatisfactory due to the absence of efficient natural enemies in Spain. Hence, the management of this pest currently relies only on chemical control. The introduction of natural enemies of D. aberiae from the native area of the pest represents a sustainable and economically viable alternative to reduce the risks linked to pesticide applications. Since biological control of mealybugs has been traditionally challenged by taxonomic misidentification, an intensive survey of Delottococcus spp. and their associated parasitoids in South Africa was required as a first step towards a classical biological control programme. Combining morphological and molecular characterization (integrative taxonomy) a total of nine mealybug species were identified in this study, including three species of Delottococcus. Different populations of D. aberiae were found on wild olive trees, in citrus orchards and on plants of Chrysanthemoides monilifera, showing intra-specific divergences according to their host plants. Interestingly, the invasive mealybug populations from Spanish orchards clustered together with the population on citrus from Limpopo Province (South Africa), sharing COI haplotypes. This result pointed to an optimum location to collect natural enemies against the invasive mealybug. A total of 14 parasitoid species were recovered from Delottococcus spp. and identified to genus and species level, by integrating morphological and molecular data. A parasitoid belonging to the genus Anagyrus, collected from D. aberiae in citrus orchards in Limpopo, is proposed here as a good biological control agent to be introduced into Spain. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme FP7-IRSES #269196 "IPRABIO" and FP7-IAPP #324475 "COLBICS" and FP7-IRSES #612566 "BIOMODICS". The funders had no role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. en_EN
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Public Library of Science es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof PLoS ONE es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento (by) es_ES
dc.subject Delottococcus aberiae es_ES
dc.subject Taxonomy es_ES
dc.subject Parasitoids es_ES
dc.subject Citrus es_ES
dc.subject Molecular es_ES
dc.subject.classification PRODUCCION VEGETAL es_ES
dc.subject.classification ECOSISTEMAS AGROFORESTALES (UPV) es_ES
dc.title Guiding Classical Biological Control of an Invasive Mealybug Using Integrative Taxonomy es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0128685
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/269196 es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/324475
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/612566
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ecosistemas Agroforestales - Departament d'Ecosistemes Agroforestals es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Instituto Agroforestal Mediterráneo - Institut Agroforestal Mediterrani es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Beltrà Ivars, A.; Addison, P.; Ávalos Masó, JA.; Crochard, D.; Garcia Marí, F.; Guerrieri, E.; Giliomee, JH.... (2015). Guiding Classical Biological Control of an Invasive Mealybug Using Integrative Taxonomy. PLoS ONE. 10(6):1-14. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0128685 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0128685 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 1 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 14 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 10 es_ES
dc.description.issue 6 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 301812 es_ES
dc.identifier.pmid 26047349 en_EN
dc.identifier.pmcid PMC4457817
dc.contributor.funder European Commission


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