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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 ...
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 ...