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Impact of Aphids on Cereals and Phloem Based Defense Mechanism  

Siddra  Ijaz1,2
1 Centre of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology (CABB), University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
2 Department of Plant Sciences, University of California Davis, CA, USA
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Molecular Plant Breeding, 2016, Vol. 7, No. 7   doi: 10.5376/mpb.2016.07.0007
Received: 14 Dec., 2015    Accepted: 18 Dec., 2015    Published: 05 Jan., 2016
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Siddra Ijaz, 2016, Impact of Aphids on Cereals and Phloem Based Defense Mechanism, Molecular Plant Breeding, 7(07): 1-5 (doi: 10.5376/mpb.2016.07.0007)


A biological interaction is existed between host plant and phloem feeder. In this interaction, plant based defense responses are activated. These plant defense responses function in a variety of ways for hindering the invaders. In insect-plant interaction, recent researches focus on the interaction of aphids with their host plants and make them a model phloem feeder. Hence this review article is based on the consequences of aphid’s interaction to their host plants as well as phloem based defense mechanism that is activated in response of this interaction. 

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