Virus Helps Onion Thrips Live Longer, Do More Damage

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Iris yellow spot virus is bad for onions, but it’s good for the thrips species that carry the virus and spread it to onion plants. In a recent study, infected onion thrips lived about 20 percent longer than uninfected thrips, giving them more time to damage onion plants and transmit the virus.

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