green peach aphid


: a nearly cosmopolitan yellowish-green aphid (Myzus persicae) that is frequently a vector of plant virus diseases

Examples of green peach aphid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The green peach aphid, for example, eats tissues that contain glucosinolates while avoiding cells that contain the myrosinase enzyme. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 14 June 2012

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First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of green peach aphid was in 1922

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“Green peach aphid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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