Screening for resistance to Aphis gossypii Glover, the cotton aphid, in cotton genotypes
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The cotton aphid. Aphis gossypii Glover (Homoptera: Aphididae), has been a serious pest throughout the Cotton Belt and around the world. This pest not only takes vital sugars and amino acids from the growing cotton plant, but also deposits excretions known as "honeydew" onto cotton fibers. This results in "sticky cotton" which causes major problems in textile mills, and subsequently a lower price to producers.