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Studies on new invasive pest Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and its natural enemies
The natural enemy complex of S. frugiperda for the first time from India, commonly known as fall armyworm, is reported along with associated natural enemies and studies to manage this pest by any/all means are in progress. Expand
The New Invasive Pest Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in India and its Natural Enemies along with Evaluation of Trichogrammatids for its Biological Control
Toba-adapted strains of Trichogramma were evaluated and it was found that these strains could parasitise T. absoluta eggs and the parasitism rates were 5.0%, 51.1% and 68.2% respectively. Expand
Microgastrinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of Reunion Island: a catalogue of the local species, including 18 new taxa and a key to species.
The fauna of Reunion Island is revised, and four genera are reassigned from the traditionally defined Apanteles genus to these respective genera. Expand
New distribution and host records of Chalcidoidea (Insecta: Hymenoptera) from various parts of India
New distribution and host records of 14 species from five families of the superfamily Chalcidoidea from various parts of southern and western India are presented below, based on the studies carriedExpand
Potential natural enemies of the invasive rugose spiraling whitefly, Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin in India
This communication is the first report of the rugose spiraling whitefly, its host plant range and associated natural enemies in India. Expand
Revision of the Indian Microplitis Foerster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae), with description of one new species.
The Indian fauna of the genus Microplitis Foerster, 1862 is revised, including the description of one new species, M. murkyi sp. Expand
Notes on Diagnosis and Biology of Aenasius bambawalei Hayat (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), a Parasitoid of the Invasive Mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Pseudococcidae)
Aenasius bambawalei Hayat (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), is a specific, solitary endoparasitoid of Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley, a major invasive pest on cotton in all the cotton growing states inExpand
Mechanistic analysis elucidating the relationship between Lys96 mutation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis pyrazinamidase enzyme and pyrazinamide susceptibility
The residues of flap region acquire more flexibility in mutant form of protein and thus move away from the active site which leads to weak binding of the drug to the target residues which might interfere with the activation of thedrug to functional form thereby giving rise to drug resistant bacterial strains. Expand
Fasciola gigantica thioredoxin glutathione reductase: Biochemical properties and structural modeling.
Helminth TGR represents an important enzyme in the redox and antioxidant system; hence, its inhibition can be used as an effective strategy against liver flukes. Expand
Taxonomic studies on a collection of Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) from India with new distribution records
In total, twenty one species, including nine species of Pteromalidae, two species of Encyrtidae, six species of Eulophidae, two Species of Trichogrammatidae, one species of Chalcididae and one Species of Torymidae are recorded from different parts of India. Expand