Submitted to: Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting North Central Branch
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: January 20, 2003
Publication Date: April 1, 2003
Citation: Blackburn, M.B., Domek, J.M., Gelman, D.B., Hu, J.S. 2003. The effect of photorhabdus luminescens toxin complex a on the silverleaf whitefly, bemisia argentifolii (homoptera: aleyrodidae). Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting North Central Branch.
Toxin complex A (TcA) produced by Photorhabdus luminescens W14 was found to be toxic to 1st instar silverleaf whitefly when incorporated into an artificial diet. The level of toxicity was comparable to that found for TcA against the Colorado potato beetle and the tobacco hornworm. In contrast to the d-endotoxins of Bacillus thuringiensis, TcA is broadly toxic to different orders of insects.