WANG Yu-Meng

PhD student

Many viruses that cause global health and agricultural problems are transmitted via insect vectors, and the replication of viruses within their insect vectors has great significance to viral evolution and spread. Begomovirus is the largest known plant virus genus containing ∼ 322 species and they are generally known to be transmitted by the whitefly Bemisia tabaci in a circulative-nonpropagative manner. However, the possible replication of tomato yellow leaf curl virus(TYLCV) in its whitefly vector has received constant attention since 1994, and is still under debate. My research focus on whether begomoviruses replicate in whiteflies and the molecular mechanism involved in this process.

I obtained my BSc degree in Plant Protection from Nanjing Agriculture University in 2015.