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Genetic diversity in invasive populations of Argentine stem weevil associated with adaptation to biocontrol
Modified, agricultural landscapes are susceptible to damage by insect pests. Biological control of pests is typically successful once a control agent has established, but this depends on the agent’s capacity to co-evolve ...
Virulence of the plant-associated endophytic fungus Lecanicillium muscarium to diamondback moth larvae
(New Zealand Plant Protection Society, 2019-07-28)
Plutella xylostella (diamondback moth) is a prominent pest of brassicas which is now resistant to most insecticides. Despite years of research, the range of available products used in biological control of diamondback moth ...
The impact of floral resources and omnivory on a four trophic level food web
(Cambridge University Press, 2008-12-09)
Omnivory is common among arthropods, but little is known about how availability of plant resources and prey affects interactions between species operating at the third and fourth trophic level. We used laboratory and field ...
Disentangling higher trophic level interactions in the cabbage aphid food web using high-throughput DNA sequencing
(Pensoft Publishers, 2017-10-18)
The lack of understanding of complex food-web interactions has been a major gap in the history of biological control. In particular, a better understanding of the functioning of pest food-webs and how they vary between ...