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Discovery of a Paenibacillus isolate for biocontrol of black rot in brassicas
(Lincoln University, 2014)
Black rot, one of the most devastating diseases of brassicas worldwide and a major problem for New Zealand’s seed industry, is caused by the seed borne bacterium, Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris (Xcc). The pathogen ...
Endophytic ability of the insecticidal bacterium Brevibacillus laterosporus in brassica
(Public Library of Science, 2019-05-22)
Brevibacillus laterosporus (Bl), is an insecticidal bacterium recorded as toxic to a range of invertebrates after ingestion. Isolates of Bl, which were initially recovered from surface-sterilised cabbage (Brassica oleracea ...
Evolution of specialization of Cassida rubiginosa on Cirsium arvense (Compositae, Cardueae)
(Frontiers Media, 2016-08)
The majority of herbivorous insects are specialized feeders restricted to a plant family, genus, or species. The evolution of specialized insect–plant interactions is generally considered to be a result of trade-offs in ...
Apparent acquired resistance by a weevil to its parasitoid is influenced by host plant
(Frontiers Media, 2016-08-23)
Field parasitism rates of the Argentine stem weevil Listronotus bonariensis (Kuschel; Coleoptera: Curculionidae) by Microctonus hyperodae Loan (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) are known to vary according to different host Lolium ...
Invertebrate biosecurity challenges in high-productivity grassland: The New Zealand example
(Frontiers Media, 2016-11-15)
To protect productive grasslands from pests and diseases, effective pre- and at-border planning and interventions are necessary. Biosecurity failure inevitably requires expensive and difficult eradication, or long-term and ...