Diversity and Phytophagous - Predatory Relationship of Mites Associated With Papaya Plant (Carica papaya L. 1753)

Authors(2) :-Safeer Mohammed PP, N. Ramani

In the present study, the common species of mites, representing the phytophagous and predatory categories inhabiting the leaves of 12 Nos.of papaya plants (Carica papaya L.1753)grown in adjacent localities of the Calicut University Campus, Kerala were considered for studying their nature of interaction. Random samples of leaves (5 Nos.) were collected from each plant, and individually examined. The abundance of each mite species, either pest/ predatory category was recorded separately. A total of 892 mite specimens representing 12 species under 10 genera and 6 families were counted, of which 231 represented the phytophagous group while 661 represented the predators. Predatory mites constituted the largest proportion (74%) of acarine fauna than phytophagous group (26%). Shannon-Wiener index (H) of the predatory mite species was found higher (1.93) than that of the phytophagous species (0.52), results of correlation studies established a significant positive relationship (R=0.7614) between the phytophagous and predatory mite populations.

Authors and Affiliations

Safeer Mohammed PP
Research Scholar, Division of Acarology, Department of Zoology, University of Calicut, Kerala, India
N. Ramani
Professor, Division of Acarology, Department of Zoology, University of Calicut, Kerala, India

Phytophagous Mites, Predatory Species, Papaya

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Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 8 | November-December 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 313-317
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Safeer Mohammed PP, N. Ramani, " Diversity and Phytophagous - Predatory Relationship of Mites Associated With Papaya Plant (Carica papaya L. 1753)", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 8, pp.313-317, November-December-2017.
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