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Natural occurrence of the entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana as a vertically transmitted endophyte of Pinus radiata and its effect on above- and below-ground insect pests
(New Zealand Plant Protection Society (Inc.), 2016)
The New Zealand forest industry would greatly benefit from a successful way of controlling insect pests. The entomopathogenic fungus, Beauveria bassiana, could hold such potential. It has previously been shown to be capable ...
Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc), a potential threat to China’s potato industry
(Elsevier on behalf of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), 2020-02)
The potato psyllid Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) has recently emerged as a serious pest of potatoes and other solanaceous crops. It causes direct feeding damage and also vectors Candidatus Liberibacter ...
A perspective on the consequences for insect herbivores and their natural enemies when they share plant resources
(Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2011)
Thousands of insect species consume both animal and plant-derived food resources. However, little recognition is given to the fact that omnivory is a general feeding strategy common to all higher trophic levels. Species ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...