Experimental and Applied Acarology

, Volume 74, Issue 4, pp 365–381 | Cite as

Antixenosis and antibiosis response of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) to two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae)

  • Marie Shoorooei
  • Abdul Hadi Hoseinzadeh
  • Reza Maali-Amiri
  • Hossein Allahyari
  • Masoud Torkzadeh-Mahani


The two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus uticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae), is globally one of the most devastating pests that feed on numerous crops, including common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). This study was aimed to evaluate the effects of genotype and morphological attributes of common bean on T. uticae. Forty common bean accessions were used to investigate antixenosis and antibiosis through assessing mite feeding preference and reproduction under laboratory conditions. Three resistant (i.e., 56, 63, 238) and two susceptible (i.e., 182, 236) accessions, along with cultivars Naz (resistant) and Akhtar (susceptible), were used in a life-table study. Both antixenosis and antibiosis mechanism were observed in all of the accessions, albeit a negative correlation occurred. Significant differences were observed for all traits of T. urticae: developmental time of immature stages, reproduction, adult longevity and life-table parameters. Based on the intrinsic rate of increase, the accessions 56, 63, 182, 238, and cv. Naz impose high antibiotic effects on T. urticae. Although significant variation existed among accessions for morphological factors, only glandular trichomes correlated with mite fecundity and feeding preference.


Antixenosis Antibiosis Tetranychus urticae Common bean Structural defense 



The authors thank the National Plant Gene Bank (Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran) for providing common bean germplasm, and the Pulse Crop Excellency Center for allocating part of the budget. We also appreciate Mr. Dashtaki in Gene Bank Laboratory for his sincere contributions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Faculty of AgricultureUniversity of TehranKarajIran
  2. 2.Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of AgricultureUniversity of TehranKarajIran
  3. 3.Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Science, High Technology and Environmental ScienceGraduate University of Advanced TechnologyKermanIran

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