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Long PCR improves Wolbachia DNA amplification: wsp sequences found in 76% of sixty‐three arthropod species
Bacteria belonging to the genus Wolbachia are associated with a variety of reproductive anomalies in arthropods. Allele‐specific polymerase chain reaction (= Standard PCR) routinely has been used toExpand
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First divergence time estimate of spiders, scorpions, mites and ticks (subphylum: Chelicerata) inferred from mitochondrial phylogeny
Spiders, scorpions, mites and ticks (chelicerates) form one of the most diverse groups of arthropods on land, but their origin and times of diversification are not yet established. We estimated, forExpand
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Bacterial diversity in worker adults of Apis mellifera capensis and Apis mellifera scutellata (Insecta: Hymenoptera) assessed using 16S rRNA sequences.
High-fidelity PCR of 16S rRNA sequences was used to identify bacteria associated with worker adults of the honeybee subspecies Apis mellifera capensis and Apis mellifera scutellata. An expectedExpand
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The mitochondrial genome of the predatory mite Metaseiulus occidentalis (Arthropoda: Chelicerata: Acari: Phytoseiidae) is unexpectedly large and contains several novel features.
The complete mitochondrial genome of the phytoseiid Metaseiulus occidentalis (Arthropoda: Chelicerata: Acari: Phytoseiidae) has been sequenced. It is 24,961 bp in length and contains a 14,695-bpExpand
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Mitochondrial 12S rRNA sequences used to design a molecular ladder assay to identify six commercially available phytoseiids (Acari: Phytoseiidae)
Abstract Phytoseiid mites are released to suppress pest mites and prevent crop damage, but they are small ( Neoseiulus fallacis (Garman), N. californicus (McGregor), N. cucumeris (Oudemans),Expand
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The C. elegans unc-104 4 gene encodes a putative kinesin heavy chain-like protein
Mutations in the unc-104 gene of the nematode C. elegans result in uncoordinated and slow movement. Transposon insertions in three unc-104 alleles (e2184, rh1016, and rh1017) were used as physicalExpand
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Microbial diversity in the predatory mite Metaseiulus occidentalis (Acari: Phytoseiidae) and its prey, Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae)
Abstract Microorganisms associated with the predatory mite Metaseiulus (= Typhlodromus or Galendromus ) occidentalis (Nesbitt) and its prey, the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae (Koch),Expand
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Long PCR Is a Sensitive Method for Detecting Liberobacter asiaticum in Parasitoids Undergoing Risk Assessment in Quarantine
Abstract The accidental importation of plant pathogens in or on the bodies of parasitoids imported as natural enemies has been raised as a potential risk of classical biological control projectsExpand
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Phylogeny of Meloidogyne spp. based on 18S rDNA and the intergenic region of mitochondrial DNA sequences
The 18S rDNA of 19 populations of Meloidogyne spp. was amplified and directly sequenced. The region of mitochondrial DNA, located in the 3′ portion of the gene that codes for cytochrome oxidaseExpand
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First Report of Guignardia citricarpa Associated with Citrus Black Spot on Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) in North America.
In March 2010, citrus black spot symptoms were observed on sweet orange trees in a grove near Immokalee, FL. Symptoms observed on fruit included hard spot, cracked spot, and early virulent spot. HardExpand
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