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Research & Reviews: Journal of Botanical Sciences
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Phytophagous Mites Infestation in Rice Plants and Defense Strategies

Edina Aparecida dos Reis Blasi1, Giseli Buffon2,3, Joseli Schwambach3, Raul Antonio Sperotto1,2*

1Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS), Brazil

2Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biotecnologia (PPGBiotec), Centro Universitário UNIVATES, Lajeado, RS, Brazil

3Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biotecnologia (PPGBiotec), Universidade de Caxias do Sul (UCS), Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil

*Corresponding Author:
Raul Antonio Sperotto
Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS), Programa de Pós-Graduação em iotecnologia (PPGBiotec), Centro Universitário UNIVATES, Rua Avelino Tallini, 171, CEP 95.900-000, Lajeado, RS, Brazil
Tel: 55 51 3714 7000
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: 28 August 2015; Accepted date: 29 August 2015; Published date: 31 August 2015



Rice is cultivated in approximately 150 million hectares around the world, and its annual yield is close to 610 million tons. However, the estimates for the potential losses caused by animal pests are around 25% worldwide. One important cause of these losses is the infestation of phytophagous mites, which can cause drastic reductions in production (up to 90%), specially related with the weight of the grains


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