Now showing items 1-10 of 13
Rapid, one-step DNA extraction for insect pest identification by using DNA barcodes
(Oxford University Press for Entomological Society of America, 2008-04-01)
Early detection of economically important insects is critical to preventing their establishment as serious pests. To accomplish this, tools for rapid and accurate species identifcation are needed. DNA barcoding, using short ...
‘More than Tea makers’: How Orangewomen saved Orangeism in New Zealand
The Loyal Orange Institution (LOI) has been viewed as one of Ireland’s most controversial exports to the New World. To the general public, it is a male-dominated conservative organisation. This paper seeks to shatter that ...
Non-invasive recovery of brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) DNA from bait interference devices
In New Zealand the Brushtail Possum is managed as a significant pest of conservation and primary production concern. In situ DNA recovery from this species has many potential management and research applications, such as ...
Highly similar piggyBac elements in Bactrocera that share common lineage with elements in noctuid moths
(Wiley on behalf of The Royal Entomological Society, 2008-08)
The piggyBac IFP2 transposable element, originally discovered in a Trichoplusia ni cell line, also exists as nearly identical elements in other noctuid lepidopterans, and in several species of the tephritid genus Bactrocera. ...
Microbial population and diversity on the exoskeletons of four insect species associated with gorse (Ulex europaeus L.)
(Wiley on behalf of Australian Entomological Society, 2008-11)
Fungi and bacteria on the external surfaces of four gorse-associated insect species: gorse seed weevil Apion ulicis Förster (Coleoptera: Apionidae), light brown apple moth Epiphyas postvittana Walker (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), ...
Breeding biology and breeding success of the blue penguin (Eudyptula minor) on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island
(Royal Society of New Zealand, 2008)
This paper presents the first detailed study of the timing and breeding success of an apparently declining population of blue penguins (Eudyptula minor) on the West Coast, South Island, New Zealand. Nest contents of 138 ...
Factors influencing pathogenicity of Fusarium tumidum on gorse (Ulex europaeus)
(Taylor & Francis, 2008-09-26)
Factors promoting pathogenicity of Fusarium tumidum on gorse (Ulex europaeus) were determined to develop a novel strategy for delivering this potential mycoherbicide using insects as vectors of inoculum. Fusarium tumidum ...
Consumer socialisation of over-the-counter medicines: Some preliminary findings of adolescents in Malaysia
(Victoria University of Wellington, 2008)
The hazards of indicators: insights from the environmental vulnerability index
(Taylor and Francis Group, 2008)
Since the early 1990s a number of projects have developed indexes to measure vulnerability to environmental change. This article investigates the key conceptual and methodological problems associated with such indexes. It ...