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Metabolic Coevolution in the Bacterial Symbiosis of Whiteflies and Related Plant Sap-Feeding Insects
Genomic decay is a common feature of intracellular bacteria that have entered into symbiosis with plant sap-feeding insects. This study of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci and two bacteria (PortieraExpand
The draft genome of whitefly Bemisia tabaci MEAM1, a global crop pest, provides novel insights into virus transmission, host adaptation, and insecticide resistance
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The B. tabaci genome contains numerous genetic novelties, including expansions in gene families associated with insecticide resistance, detoxification and virus transmission, as well as numerous horizontally transferred genes from bacteria and fungi. Expand
The detectability half‐life in arthropod predator–prey research: what it is, why we need it, how to measure it, and how to use it
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Data from 32 publications is used to generate and test hypotheses on taxonomic differences in detectability half‐lives and discuss the possible role of the detectabilityhalf‐life in interpreting qPCR and next‐generation sequencing data. Expand
EFFECTS OF CONSTANT AND FLUCTUATING TEMPERATURES AND HUMIDITIES ON THE SURVIVAL OF SPODOPTERA FRUGIPERDA PUPAE (LEPIDOPTERA: NOCTUIDAE)
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Females developed at a faster rate and a smaller percentage emerged deformed as compared with males, and weight loss was similar among insects held under different humidity treatments and was not affected by constant or fluctuating condition. Expand
Development and survivorship of the green stink bug, Acrosternum hilare (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) on soybean.
The influence of temperature, studied under eight constant-temperature regimes, was similar with regard to rate of development, adult body size, and nymphal survivorship for cohorts of AcrosternumExpand
Attractancy and Ovipositional Response of Adult Bemisia argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) to Type IV Trichome Density on Leaves of Lycopersicon hirsutum Grown in Three Day-Length Regimes
Clonal plants of six accessions of Lycopersicon hirsutum Humb. and Bonpl., a wild relative of tomato, were grown in three day-length regimes. Clones of an accession grown in different day-length re...
Estimation of the Whitefly Bemisia tabaci Genome Size Based on k-mer and Flow Cytometric Analyses
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A new estimation of the genome size of the B. tabaci B biotype or Middle East-Asia Minor 1 (MEAM1) population is reported, which is predicted to be ~680–690 Mb, providing a baseline for ongoing efforts to assemble and annotate the Bemisia tabaci genome. Expand
Potential Sources of Resistance to Broad Mites (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) in Watermelon Germplasm
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Broad mites have not been reported on watermelons in the United States before; however, it can emerge as a serious pest and serve as potential sources of broad mite resistance for use in breeding programs aimed at enhancing pest resistance in watermelon. Expand
High frequency oligonucleotides: targeting active gene (HFO-TAG) markers revealed wide genetic diversity among Citrullus spp. accessions useful for enhancing disease or pest resistance in watermelon
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Overall, broad genetic diversity exists among the Citrullus PIs, which should be useful for identifying PIs with a wide genetic distance between them that could be used in breeding programs aiming to develop heterotic F1 hybrid rootstock lines for grafted watermelon. Expand
Field evaluation of yield effects on the U.S.A. heirloom sweetpotato cultivars infected by Sweet potato leaf curl virus
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It is demonstrated in field experiments that SPLCV infection reduced the yields of most heirloom sweetpotato lines relative to the yield of non-infected plants, demonstrating the importance of using certified, virus-tested seed roots or cuttings. Expand
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