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- Rhopalosiphum padi L. (Hemiptera: Aphididae) is an important pest of wheat, oat, barley, rye and other gramineous crops in the world.
- It can sometimes directly affect grain yield by sucking nutrients from these plants, but causes the most serious damage when it transmits a group of viruses that are collectively called yellow dwarf viruses (YDVs) to cereal crops and grasses. 
- Common Name: bird cherry-oat aphid
- NCBI Taxonomy
- Wu K, Liu W, Mar T, Liu Y, Wu Y, Wang X. Sequencing and validation of reference genes to analyze endogenous gene expression and quantify yellow dwarf viruses using RT-qPCR in viruliferous Rhopalosiphum padi. PLoS One. 2014 May 8;9(5):e97038. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097038. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 24810421; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4014588.