Vectors of Plant Parasites of the Genus Phytomonas (Protozoa, Zoomastigophorea, Kinetoplastida)

  • Erney P. Camargo
  • Franklin G. Wallace
Part of the Advances in Disease Vector Research book series (VECTOR, volume 10)


The occurrence of flagellated protozoa as internal parasites in plants was first reported by Lafont in 1909 who found them in the latex of Euphorbia pilulifera in Mauritius (78). From the start, hemipterans were suspected of transmitting these plant parasites. However, as described in this chapter, only in a few instances the vector role of phytophagous bugs has been experimentally evidenced.


Salivary Gland Plant Parasite Sieve Tube Coconut Palm Laticiferous Plant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erney P. Camargo
    • 1
  • Franklin G. Wallace
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Department of ParasitologyUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.MinnesotaUSA

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