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ISSN Print: 2349-6800 | ISSN Online: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 1
Hessian fly: New insights to develop a gall nutritive tissue

Devika Rani D, Suneeta Pedada and Ranvir Singh

Gall midges constitute an important group of insects.it is plant parasitic. The Hessian fly (HF; Mayetiola destructor), it is the gall midge, was the first insect to have a gene-for- gene interaction with its host plant i.e. wheat (Triticum aestivum spp.). The Hessian fly will produce nutritive tissue probably acts as a sink tissue within the wheat seedling, and it will not produce any galls, benefiting the growth of larvae by importing photo assimilates. Breakdown of nutritive cells began soon after they were first observed, indicated by a change in the shape and density of the cell nucleus, that the HF, and other gall midges, may be considered biotrophic, or hemibiotrophic, plant pathogens, and they demonstrate the potential that the wheat-HF interaction has in the study of insect-induced plant gall formation.
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How to cite this article:
Devika Rani D, Suneeta Pedada, Ranvir Singh. Hessian fly: New insights to develop a gall nutritive tissue. J Entomol Zool Stud 2018;6(1):720-728.
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