Soybean Genetics Newsletter


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.