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Alien invasion


Sule, Hassan and Muhamad Awang, Rita and Omar, Dzolkhifli and Yusuf, Faridah and Gnanasegaram, Manjeri (2013) Alien invasion. In: Nature's Yield and Wonders of Art (NYAWA)13: Insects. Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, pp. 36-37. ISBN 9789679603484


Invasive alien species (IAS) are organisms accidently or deliberately introduced into a natural environment where they are not normally found. Introduced species threatens the environment, economy, society and human health. Recently, a few IAS were found to threaten the Malaysian fruit and vegetable industries. The Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), is a sap-sucking pest of limau madu (Citrus sinensis (Linnaeus) Osbeck). Infestation causes defoliation and dieback leading to dwarfing. Diaphorina citri is also a vector for Candidatum liberibacter asiaticus which causes the Citrus Greening Disease. Recently, Tamarixia radiata Waterston (Hymenoptera:Eulophidae) was found parasitizing D. citri nymphs in Malaysia.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Design and Architecture
Putra Science Park
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Insects; Alien species; Invasion; Fruits; Vegetables.
Depositing User: Norhaliza Zainal
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 03:12
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2014 06:13
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/32169
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