The whitefly Bemisia tabaci is an important vector of virus diseases of cotton, soybean, bean, tomato and other crops. Soybean is a good host for this insect and the increase in the soybean acreage in Brazil has brought an uprise in the whitefly population and whitefly-transmitted viruses. The introduction of resistance against this whitefly in soybean commercial varieties may benefit many crops in Brazil.
Lourencao, A. L. and Yuki, V. A.
"Research Notes : Oviposition of Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) in F1 soybean plants of crosses between PI 229,358 and commercial varieties,"
Soybean Genetics Newsletter: Vol. 7
, Article 10.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/soybeangenetics/vol7/iss1/10